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Editor-in-chief, El Mundo
“When they told me that my year at Harvard would be transformative, I never imagined it would be so much so… Inspired by the other Nieman Fellows, the staff at the foundation, and the great professors at Harvard, I had become more determined than ever to contribute to Spanish journalism.” Read more
Columnist, Chicago Tribune
“When I went back to my job … I carried the word ‘courage’ with me like a lucky charm, and to this day I’m fortified by the people who during my Nieman year helped me find it.” Read more
Executive director of inewsource at San Diego State University
“The Nieman year gave me a gift that was totally unexpected, a series of conversations, encounters and contemplations that converged to change the course of my career. … It gave me the confidence to leave traditional journalism to be part of the future of journalism.” Read more
Senior Assistant Editor, The Times of India
“Any time and every time that you face any kind of challenges in your workplace and in your career, you have now a whole bunch of [Nieman Fellows] you can consult. They’re all people with whom you have a personal equation. They’re scattered all over the world.” Read more
Journalist, Author, Biographer
“One of things I was thinking about was Robert Moses and urban political power and how I would need to do a book to explain. And it took a lot of nights to think that through. That’s really one of the things the Nieman year did for me.” Read more
Science Writer, The Washington Post
“One of the most wonderful things about the experience was meeting the international fellows, journalists who have had to put their lives on the line for their work.” Read more
Director, Google-AIPG’s Digital Innovation Press Fund
“It’s a transformative year, completely, first because of the network and the relationships you build here.” Read more
Director in the South African Press Council
“The Nieman Fellowship has supported people in countries that are very repressive. Comparing then and now, it’s day and night.” Read more
Digital Adviser to the Editor, The Boston Globe
“Harvard as a whole has been an incredible gift to me. The professors have been outstanding. They’ve been incredibly generous with their time.” Read more
Author
“People say, ‘Why’d you begin to write books?’ The reason I really began to write books is that, after my Nieman year, I felt I owed it to myself to go and do something out of the box. So that’s what I did.” Read more
Reporter and Editor, The Oregonian
“I’m going back to my newsroom feeling a real responsibility to be more involved in teaching younger people, and in making my voice heard when there are big decisions to be made, and in being a pain in the neck to my bosses.” Read more
Host, Music Inside Out
“My area of study when I was at Harvard was storytelling. I tried to use [the] year to learn about all kinds of different ways to tell stories.” Read more