Jazmine Hughes ’12 takes new role at The New York Times
Jazmine Hughes ’12, an editor at The New York Times Magazine, will now be writing full time, both for the Magazine and for the Metro section at The New York Times.
Hughes, who delivered the keynote address at Conn’s 100th Commencement, will begin with a six-month stint as a reporter on Metro, where “she’ll bring her sharp eye to our coverage of New York City at one of the most tumultuous times in its history,” The New York Times announced in a press release.
Calling Hughes a “gifted writer,” the press release went on to state that Hughes is “an avid observer of local news and politics, as was apparent in the March profile she wrote for Metro on Brian Lehrer, the WNYC radio host and quintessential New Yorker, whom she described as ‘equal parts civic treasure and municipal therapist.’”
For the past five years, Hughes has been an innovative editor at the Magazine, where she helped to launch Mag Labs, re-imagined the Talk column and played a major role in the success of the annual The Lives They Lived issue.
Hughes co-wrote the text for The 1619 Project’s Brief History of Slavery You Didn’t Learn in School in addition to contributing “deft pieces to various special issues, like her dispatch from Nebraska for this year’s Money Issue.”
Hughes is a recipient of the 2020 ASME Next Awards for Journalists Under 30. In 2017, Hughes was named to Forbes annual 30 Under 30 list.