Nicole Carr on becoming an investigative reporter and why the job title matters

Black Journalists on Journalism

Jun 28 2023 • 1 hr 4 mins

Nicole Carr is an Atlanta-based investigative reporter for ProPublica and an adjunct professor at Morehouse College.

Nicole talks with us about money, how she created opportunities for herself, the pathway to becoming an investigative journalist, her forthcoming book, and she offers some advice for young journalists.

We also discuss her story, "White Parents Rallied to Chase a Black Educator Out of Town. Then, They Followed Her to the Next One," which was published to much acclaim.

Special shout-outs in this episode go to Jummy Olabanji, Ron Thomas, and Greg Lee.

Follow Nicole on Twitter @NicoleFCarr.

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