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Journalist Kari Howard joins Nieman Storyboard as editor

News May 26, 2016

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has named Kari Howard as the new editor of Nieman Storyboard, the foundation’s online publication that showcases exceptional narrative journalism and explores the craft of nonfiction storytelling. Howard joins Storyboard from the Los Angeles Times, where she worked since 1992, serving for the past four years as editor of the Times’ signature narrative journalism feature Column One. Howard raised Column One’s profile online, where it was rechristened Great Reads, and wrote the weekly Great Reads newsletter, which reached 45,000 subscribers. Read more

Nieman announces named fellowships for the class of 2016

News August 25, 2015

The Nieman Foundation today announced all named fellowships for the Nieman class of 2016. These fellowships are supported by foundation grants and endowed funds that provide financial assistance to journalists from the United States and abroad. For the first time, Nieman will award the Anja Niedringhaus Nieman Fellowship for Visual Journalism to documentary photographer Andrea Bruce, whose work brings attention to people living in war and its aftermath as well as the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war’s wake. The fellowship honors the memory of 2007 Nieman Fellow and AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was shot and killed while on assignment in Afghanistan in the spring of 2014. Read more

Nieman to celebrate Pulitzer Prize centennial in 2016

News June 29, 2015

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is one of several national organizations that will host events in 2016 to celebrate the 100th awarding of the Pulitzer Prize. Four marquee events will take place in Florida, California, Texas and Massachusetts and each will focus on a particular aspect of Pulitzer history: social justice and equality; war, migration and the quest for peace; presidents and the press; and abuse of power. Read more

Nieman Reports wins Mirror Awards

News June 11, 2015

Nieman Reports has won two Mirror Awards, which honor excellence in media industry reporting: Moral Hazard by Yang Xiao, NF ’14, won in the best commentary category while Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leaders by Anna Griffin, NF’ 12, won as the best single article in digital media. Read more

Mary C. Curtis, NF ’06, wins Green Eyeshade Awards

News May 31, 2015

Mary C. Curtis, NF ’06, has won two Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society for Professional Journalists (online category) for columns and stories written for The Washington Post: first place in commentary and second in political reporting. Curtis additionally … Read more

Nieman Web redesign receives award

News April 28, 2015

The Society for News Design has recognized the Nieman Foundation’s Web redesign with an Award of Excellence (small division) in its Best of Digital Design competition. Completed in the summer of 2014, the redesign was directed by the Boston-based design firm Upstatement as part of a comprehensive reorganization of Nieman’s online content to create a fully integrated family of Nieman sites and enhance the foundation’s ability to share and post content easily across publications. Read more