Support the Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund
Diversity is a Journalism Imperative
The Newmark J-School is dedicating its efforts to raising money for the school’s Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund. Launched in 2016, the fund provides support for our master’s level students who are members of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Please make a gift today to support these scholars.
This fund is critical to advancing the school’s efforts to expand access for diverse talent to land high quality opportunities in the media and to effect change in newsrooms. Since the school’s founding in 2006, diversity has been a core part of the school’s mission—in educating journalists and supporting the news industry.
Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, abolitionist and feminist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. Born into slavery, she went on to found and become integral to groups striving for African American justice including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was a fearless investigative reporter whose writing about the lynching of African Americans in the 1890s eventually earned her in 2020 a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. Contributions to the Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund will support the next generation of courageous reporters.
Please help us bring the next generation of Ida B. Wells Scholars to the Newmark J-School by making a gift in any amount today. Our school is a place for students to connect, create and invent. With your support, that is what it will continue to be.