The power of the internet and the future of journalism

Jia Tolentino, JS '09, kicks off Humanities Week on Grounds

April 3, 2019

Jia Tolentino, the Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jefferson Scholar, returned to U.Va. to help kick off Humanities Week on Grounds, a student-led series of talks and events presented by U.Va.’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. Jia, a staff writer for The New Yorker, gave a talk to students about the power and perils of online writing and how the Internet will shape the future of journalism.


Jia Tolentino

Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jefferson Scholar



The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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