Center for Journalism and Democracy

Democracy Summit, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15

Join journalists from across the country

Hear from foremost experts on threats facing our democracy, examine how American journalists are responding to this moment, and come away with a new mandate for protecting our democracy now.

First-Of-Its-Kind Academic Institution

The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University is the first-of-its-kind academic center committed to strengthening historically-informed, pro-democracy journalism. The Center is led by founder Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Knight Chair in Race and Journalism.

Inspired by the Black Press

Rooted in the history of integrity and journalism as activism, the Center for Journalism & Democracy seeks to honor and disseminate the traditions of the Black press by training journalists across the diaspora of HBCUs.

A New Leader in Investigative Journalism

Founded at Howard University, long an epicenter of Black intellectual thought and home to the nation's oldest Black collegiate newspaper, the Center will develop and support budding investigative journalists.

Pushing the Field Towards Pro-Democracy Journalism

American democracy is in peril. The Center for Journalism & Democracy exists to enforce the understanding that there can be no free press without a free society where those in power govern with the consent of the governed.

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