Ida B. Wells Fellowship

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship was launched in 2016 to help create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to their work.


Crude Behavior

Ciara Newton had her dream job at a Shell refinery. But she was fired after enduring months of harassment, including sexist comments from supervisors and a lewd sticker.


The Backstory: Akintunde Ahmad

In this conversation, Akintunde Ahmad discusses how he developed some of the sources for his story, the challenges he faced reporting on events from decades ago, and what activists can learn from this failed attempt at police reform.

The Backstory: Irene Romulo

Irene Romulo discusses how she discovered the ‘gang contracts,’ the challenges of reporting during a pandemic, and the impact her story has had on students in her community.

News & Analysis

Announcing the Ida B. Wells Fellowship

The new program aims to promote diversity in journalism and will provide four reporters with fellowships to create their first substantial pieces of investigative journalism.


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