Giulia Heyward Giulia Heyward is a weekend reporter for Digital News, based out of New York.
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Giulia Heyward

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Giulia Heyward

Giulia Heyward

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Giulia Heyward is a weekend reporter for Digital News, based out of New York. She previously covered education and other national news as a reporting fellow at The New York Times and as the national education reporter at Capital B News. She interned for POLITICO, where she covered criminal justice reform in Florida, and CNN, as a writer for the trends & culture team. Her work has also been published in The Atlantic, HuffPost and The New Republic.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media, where she was a fully funded Roy H. Park Fellow. She received the Tom Wicker and Outstanding M.A. Student awards in 2020, and 2021, respectively. She also received the 2021 Curve Award for Emerging Journalists, in collaboration with the Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and the 2021 Student Journalism of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (left) hands LeBron James a basketball celebrating James' all-time NBA scoring record Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration rejected the original curriculum for the African American studies course in January. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state rejected the African American studies course because education "is about the pursuit of truth, not the imposition of ideology or the advancement of a political agenda." Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Under Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured, the state is enacting a handful of controversial education measures that are attracting national attention. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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