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.
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.