Nikole Hannah-Jones Runs the New York Times

Nikole Hannah-Jones on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in 2020; the New York Times building in New York City. (Screengrab via YouTube; Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
It doesn’t matter how many times Hannah-Jones embarrasses the paper. She will not be reprimanded, much less removed from her position.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here is no rule of law in the workplace. Across all industries, star talent is treated differently — and allowed to get away with more — than your average employee. It’s true in the boardroom, in professional sports, and in the newsroom.

Yet even awareness of this truth is not enough to prepare you for the curious case of Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times. Time after time, Hannah-Jones, creator and compiler of the Times’ 1619 Project, is allowed to publicly embarrass the paper in the public sphere with her juvenile behavior, and to sow discord within it by showing

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