Jazmin Goodwin has been named recipient of the inaugural Ida B. Wells Society Scholarship, which will give her a full ride for the 2018-2019 M.A. in Journalism degree program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
A recent graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in Media, Journalism & Film and a stint as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper The Hilltop, Goodwin spent last summer at the CUNY J-School as a fellow in the Knight CUNYJ Diversity Initiative.
She is currently an Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Earlier this year, the CUNY J-School decided to offer one full-tuition award per year to a member of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. To help raise the funds, the school allowed donors at its 11th Annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism in April to earmark a portion of their pledge to the scholarship.
The Ida B. Wells Society was co-founded by journalist and CUNY J-School Foundation Board member Nikole Hannah-Jones in 2015 to increase the ranks of investigative reporters of color.