Nieman Fellowship in Arts & Culture Reporting

Despite the growth in the arts and culture in recent years, news organizations are employing fewer full-time journalists to report on these topics. The consequence is that the public is offered fewer insights about the meaning of art in their lives, or how to understand or appreciate arts and culture.

With this fellowship, the Nieman Foundation is attempting to address this challenge by educating Arts/Culture journalists with the purpose of influencing more comprehensive and informed arts coverage and, ultimately, greater public appreciation of the arts.

The Nieman Fellowship in Arts & Culture Reporting is awarded to a U.S. journalist specializing in arts and culture reporting. Full-time staff and freelance journalists who work in all media, including print, broadcast, photography, film and the Web are invited to apply.

Applications from Arts candidates are reviewed by a committee of Harvard faculty and news professionals, chaired by the Nieman curator. Finalists are invited to Cambridge in late April for interviews as the final step in selection.

For more information about the Nieman Fellowship in Arts & Culture Reporting, send an e-mail to

The deadline for application submission is Jan. 31.

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