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It’s time to apply for a visiting Nieman Fellowship

News July 21, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard wants to hear your idea for making journalism better. Apply for a visiting fellowship spend up to 12 weeks brainstorming with experts on campus and our innovative Nieman Fellows. Journalists and those interested in helping the news industry welcome to apply. Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 29. Read more

2015 Nieman-Berkman Fellows named

News June 30, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have selected two journalists as the 2014-2015 Nieman-Berkman Fellows in Journalism Innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the two organizations designed to generate new ideas to advance quality journalism in the digital age. Read more

Justin Kaplan, Pulitzer-winning biographer: 1925-2014

News February 27, 2014

Justin Kaplan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author best known for his biographies of literary greats Mark Twain and Walt Whitman and muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens, died on March 2 in Cambridge, Mass. He also served as editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Read more

The state of journalism in China

News February 11, 2014

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, Nieman Reports takes an in-depth look at The State of Journalism in China and what a number of reporters are doing to cope with tight restrictions. Read more

Nieman Foundation announces 2014 Visiting Fellows

News January 13, 2014

The Nieman Foundation has selected five journalists as Visiting Fellows for the 2014 calendar year. Each will spend a short period of time at Harvard University to work on a project designed to enhance journalism in a unique way. Read more

The year in review: the 2013 annual report

News December 20, 2013

The Nieman Foundation’s 2013 annual report summarizes the many activities that kept staff and fellows busy during the past year including Nieman’s 75th anniversary celebration in September, seminars, shoptalks, and master classes, journalism award presentations and conferences for journalists seeking to improve their skills. Read more

Investigative reporter Pamela Colloff wins Louis M. Lyons Award

News December 13, 2013

The current class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University has selected Pamela Colloff, an executive editor at the Texas Monthly, as this year’s recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. Colloff was chosen for her tenacious investigations into wrongful convictions, which have exposed deep flaws in the criminal justice system. Read more

Nieman offers new resources for journalists covering immigration

News December 12, 2013

With generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Nieman Foundation organized a workshop in late October for reporters, editors and new media voices who cover immigration. Designed for those who need to better understand the complex economic, labor and legal issues surrounding the topic, the three-day gathering convened a diverse group of experienced journalists, economists, labor leaders, law enforcement officials, researchers and academics. Read more