1. 2013
  2. Covering Immigration: The Story behind the Politics, Economics and U.S. Law »
    Oct 24, 2013 to Oct 26, 2013
    With generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Nieman Foundation organized a workshop in late October for reporters, editors and new media voices who cover immigration. Designed for those who need to better understand the complex economic, labor and legal issues surrounding the topic, the three-day gathering convened a diverse group of experienced journalists, economists, labor leaders, law enforcement officials, researchers and academics.

    To learn more about the workshop, visit the Nieman Foundation’s new website, Covering Immigration: A resource for journalists focusing on economics, labor issues and U.S. law. The site features videotaped talks from the conference as well as an extensive list of reports and research papers and instructions on accessing, analyzing and visualizing large immigration data sets, such as those from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  3. Nieman Foundation's 75th Anniversary Celebration »
    Sep 27, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
    The Nieman Foundation will celebrate its 75th anniversary during a reunion weekend in Cambridge September 27-29, 2013.


  4. 2012 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism »
    May 9, 2013
    New York Times reporter Sam Dolnick has won the 2012 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for his three-part series Unlocked: Inside New Jersey’s Halfway Houses. During a lengthy investigation of New Jersey’s privately run halfway houses, Dolnick discovered a broken and horribly flawed correctional system in which gang activity, drug use, sexual assaults and other violent behavior were commonplace and where lax security led to hundreds of annual escapes. The series also exposed the close ties between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Community Education Centers, the company that runs many of the state’s halfway houses.

    “Unlocked” prompted calls for change and led to hearings in both houses of New Jersey’s state legislature, resulting in the introduction of 14 reform bills. The series is a cautionary tale for states across the country looking to privatize their own prison systems.

    Read the press release »

    Learn more about “Unlocked” and the Worth Bingham Prize »
  5. How Latinos are Seen and Heard in America »
    May 2, 2013
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    National Narratives, Local Stories

    During a special event at the Nieman Foundation, three leading journalists discussed how changing demographics and the new media environment are shaping the nation's understanding of migration, politics and Latino life. Panelists included: Maria Hinojosa, anchor of NPR's “Latino USA” program; Isaac Lee, president of news at Univision' and Laura Wides-Muñoz, Hispanic affairs writer for The Associated Press. Nieman Foundation curator Ann Marie Lipinski moderated the conversation. The talk was co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in conjunction with Radcliffe's "Crossing Borders" conference on immigration and gender in the Americas.

    Watch the video »
  6. Journalism and the Boston Marathon Bombings »
    May 1, 2013
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Timing, Trust, and Credibility in the Age of Twitter

    The Boston Marathon bombings may well have been America's first fully interactive national tragedy. During a roundtable conversation, the Nieman Foundation hosted a town hall discussion about the important lessons we can learn from the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Participants included Boston Globe deputy managing editor for local news Jennifer Peter; Boston Globe reporter and 2013 Nieman Fellow David Abel; Cheryl Fiandaca, chief of public information for the Boston Police Department; Seth Mnookin, co-director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing; Callie Crossley, host of WGBH's "Under the Radar"; and The Washington Post's director of digital content David Beard.

    Watch video of the event »

    Read a recap of the event in Nieman Reports »
  7. 2013 Christopher J. Georges Conference on College Journalism »
    Apr 12, 2013 to Apr 13, 2013
    This year's Christopher J. Georges Conference on College Journalism was held at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard on April 12-13, 2013. During the two-day event, more than 70 students from 17 college newspapers were able to take advantage of workshops and networking opportunities and participate in discussions led by award-winning journalists and news executives.
  8. Junot Díaz »
    Apr 8, 2013
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join us for a conversation with Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, provocateur, science fiction enthusiast and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner.
  9. Shooting Ghosts »
    Apr 1, 2013
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    A conversation with Reuters photojournalist Finbarr O'Reilly and retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas James Brennan about their journey through wars, trauma and loss. Watch video of the event »


  10. Mastering Disruptive Innovation in Journalism: Nieman Webcast »
    Mar 27, 2013
    In a special Nieman seminar on Feb. 27, Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen and 2012 Nieman Fellow David Skok, director of, spoke about how Christensen's groundbreaking theory of disruptive innovation can be applied to journalism to generate bold solutions for the struggling news industry.

    In the Fall 2012 issue of Nieman Reports, Christensen and Skok collaborated on the “Breaking News” cover story, which examined how news executives can use the lessons of disruption to create fresh revenue streams and successful business models.

    Learn more about Christensen, Skok and disruptive innovation in media on our microsite »
  11. 2012 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers »
    Mar 14, 2013
    The Chicago Tribune has won the Nieman Foundation's 2012 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers for “Playing with Fire.” The six-part series revealed how the chemical and tobacco industries for years misled the public with deceptive campaigns that promoted the use of toxic flame-retardant chemicals that don't work and pose serious health risks to consumers.

    Read the news release »
    Learn more about the Taylor Award and winners »
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