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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.


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: Abuse and Accountability.” 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 … Read more

Presentation of the 2014 Worth Bingham Prize and Taylor Family Award

The Nieman Foundation presented the 48th annual Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism and the 14th annual Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism on May 7, 2015. The Miami Herald won the Bingham Prize for its comprehensive “Lost Innocents” series, while the Chicago Tribune took home the Taylor Award for “Red Light Cameras.” Taylor finalists were Chicago Magazine for “The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates” and The Boston Globe for “The Longest Road.” Read more

Hasan Cemal and Turkish journalists honored at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation

Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal received the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism on March 12, 2015 at Harvard University. Nieman Fellows in the class of 2015 chose Cemal for the honor in recognition of a long career dedicated to championing freedom of the press in Turkey and as a representative of all Turkish journalists working today under increasingly difficult conditions. Cemal is the co-founding president of P24: Platform for Independent Journalism. Read more

The ABC’s of Social Media with Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan, the chief digital officer of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, dropped by the Nieman Foundation—while on a family vacation to Boston no less—to share some of his advice and best practices for social media. A journalist who has worked across many different media platforms, Sree recently … Read more

2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

Filmmaker Laura Poitras was the recipient of the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence, awarded each year by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!,” also received a special I.F. Stone lifetime achievement award. The two journalists were honored at a ceremony at Harvard University on February 5, 2015. Read more