Big News This Week From Two MacArthur Fellows

This week Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates joined Howard University.

In case you missed it this week, Howard University announced that MacArthur Fellows Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates will join the Howard University faculty, and Hannah-Jones will also found the Center for Journalism and Democracy, which will focus on training and supporting aspiring journalists.

The appointments are supported by $20 million donated by the MacArthur, Knight, and Ford foundations, as well as by an anonymous donor, to support Howard’s continued education of and investment in Black journalists.

Here is how (some of) the social media world reacted to the announcement: