Raj Chetty, Harvard economist

Talks February 5, 2014

Is the United States a land of opportunity where hard work can lead to success no matter where you start in life? According to Raj Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard, it largely depends on where you live. Read more

Errol Morris, Filmmaker

Talks November 13, 2013

Before coming to the Nieman Foundation on November 13, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris tweeted that he was going to discuss "the New New Journalism: Speaking Power to Truth," by which he meant a tendency of some media outlets, including The New York Times in the lead-up to the Iraq War, to believe in the statements of government officials even if there is no evidence to support them. Read more

Erik Martin, Reddit

Talks October 9, 2013

Erik Martin, the general manager of online community platform, spoke at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard on October 9, 2013. Read more

Clark Gilbert, CEO Deseret Digital Media

Talks April 25, 2013

Clark Gilbert is president and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. But before he took over the Salt Lake City-based newspaper and television company, he was professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School, where he worked with disruptive innovation pioneer Clayton M. Christensen. Read more

Junot Díaz

Talks April 8, 2013

A conversation with Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, provocateur, science fiction enthusiast and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner. Read more

Shooting Ghosts

Talks April 1, 2013

A conversation with Reuters photojournalist and 2013 Nieman Fellow Finbarr O'Reilly and retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas James Brennan about their journey through wars, trauma, loss and recovery. Read more

Mastering Disruptive Innovation in Journalism

Talks February 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. Read more