HBCUDigest.com Founding Editor Jarrett Carter Sr. announced today that he will take an indefinite leave of absence from reporting and commentary writing for the publication.
In a message posted to Facebook, Carter cited the need for new voices and a refocusing on his own commitment as the reasons for the indefinite departure.
“I learned long ago that journalism is done best when no one agrees with you, but everyone respects the effort you make in trying to be fair, articulate, and introspective,” Carter wrote. “While many may criticize the voice, scope and aim of the Digest, just as many have appreciated the same. And I’ve appreciated both sides of the Digest audience perspective in how it has made me smarter, more mature, more patient, and more in love with these schools with every passing year.”
Carter founded the HBCU Digest in January 2010, and since has earned attention as an award-winning columnist on HBCU issues in a variety of spaces. He is the creator of the national HBCU Executive Media Training Institute, and the HBCU Awards ceremony.
He is a 2003 graduate of Morgan State University. The full text of his Facebook message is below.