The CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism is partnering with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting to help improve diversity in the journalism industry.  "Ida B. Wells, born into slavery in Mississippi just months before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, grew into an uncompromising journalist who investigated the horrors of lynching.“  The new initiative will look to "emphasize the importance of diversity in investigative journalism.” and add new voices to the field for representation.