By: Jimmie Sykes
Jemele Hill gets rewarded for her journalistic efforts.
Jemele Hill wins the National Association of Black Journalists 2018 Journalist of the Year Award. As a member of the national organization, I would like to especially congratulate her for winning the award while primarily covering sports.
Ms. Hill is brave in her line of work. It was a point of time where she was considered the most-hated journalist, only for speaking how she felt. Hill considers the award the “biggest accomplishment of her career.”
“It would be a serious understatement to call this recognition from NABJ special,” Hill said. “This organization has been a second family for me, both personally and professionally. I am humbled to be honored by an organization whose values not only match my own journalistically but has tirelessly dedicated itself to developing and nurturing journalists like me.”
-via press release
Hill will be honored in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan during the NABJ convention in August.