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Storytellers at Nieman’s HUBweek event on Oct. 6, 2015, from left: Ben Mezrich, Hiawatha Bray, event host Steve Almond, Kara Miller, Tom Ashbrook, Judy Norsigian, Laurie Penny and Joichi Ito


The Nieman Foundation hosts dozens of events at Lippmann House each year, featuring leading researchers, scientists, artists, writers, historians, economists and others who explore the world of ideas with Nieman Fellows and Foundation guests. Journalists and media experts also discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in journalism.


2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

The 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards were presented at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard on May 10, 2016. The awards honor the best in American nonfiction writing and are co-administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation. Read more

Presentation of the 2015 Worth Bingham Prize and Taylor Family Award

The Nieman Foundation presented the 49th annual Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism and the 14th annual Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism on May 4, 2016. The Tampa Bay Times has won Bingham Prize for its series “Failure Factories” while The Associated Press took home the Taylor Award with its trailblazing series “Seafood From Slaves.” Taylor finalists were “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a collaboration between The Marshall Project and ProPublica; and “Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections,” another collaborative series produced by ProPublica together with NPR. Read more

A Conversation with Susan Orlean

Join us for a conversation with best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean. She’ll speak with 2016 Nieman Fellow Kim Tingley, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, about the craft of narrative nonfiction. Read more

Yang Jisheng honored at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation

In recognition of his ambitious and fearless reporting, Nieman Fellows in the class of 2016 at Harvard University selected Chinese journalist and author Yang Jisheng for the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. In a statement, the Nieman Fellows said: “Yang’s work speaks to the … Read more

Shop Talk: Race and Reporting

A conversation with Wesley Lowery and Michele Norris Date: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016Time: 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.Location: Taylor Seminar Room, Lippmann House, 1 Francis Ave., Cambridge Join us as two of the leading journalists covering race in America discuss their work and the importance of a diversity of voices … Read more

The Pulitzer Centennial

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is honored to host the capstone marquee event for The Pulitzer Prizes’ year-long Centennial Celebration in 2016. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, composers, authors, poets and playwrights will convene at Harvard in September to debate, discuss — and perform — the theme “Power: Accountability and Abuse.” Read more

Google Hangout: Nieman Fellowships

Learn about Nieman Fellowships for from current and former Nieman Fellows as they discuss the program and application progress in this recorded Google Hangout hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists’ Digital Journalism Taskforce and on Dec. 8, 2015. Read more

Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation

As part of inaugural HUBweek events in Boston, the Nieman Foundation hosted a special evening of storytelling in historic Faneuil Hall on Oct. 6. Moderated by author and Nieman writing instructor Steve Almond, “Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation” … Read more