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Journalist James Geary named deputy curator at Nieman Foundation

News December 6, 2012

Editor and author James Geary, a 2012 Nieman Fellow, has been selected as the deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. In this position he will serve as editor of Nieman Reports, oversee other Nieman print and online publications and manage a range of duties related to the Nieman Fellowship program and the foundation’s journalism outreach efforts. Read more

John Harwood, NF ’90, named Nieman board chair

News November 28, 2012

John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and a political writer for The New York Times, has been tapped to lead the Nieman Foundation’s Advisory Board. A Nieman Fellow in the class of 1990, he has served on the board since 2006. Read more

Nieman announces new Visiting Fellowship

News October 21, 2012

The Nieman Foundation is offering an exciting new research and study opportunity at Harvard: a short-term Visiting Fellowship for individuals wishing to work on special projects designed to advance journalism. Those who should consider applying include publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics, journalists and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism. Successful applicants will be invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to several months, depending on the scope of the project. Read more

A new way forward for Journalism

News October 17, 2012

Be the disruptor. That’s the clear message in the cover story for the new Fall issue of Nieman Reports in which renowned Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen, Canadian journalist David Skok, NF ’12, and Harvard Business Review contributor James Allworth apply Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation to the news industry. By examining why and how successful businesses are undermined by start-ups, they tackle the issue so many news executives have tried to better understand: how to find viable revenue streams for journalism and alter outdated operational strategies for continued success. Read more

New direction for the Nieman Watchdog Project

News August 20, 2012

The Nieman Watchdog Project was launched in 1996, animated by a singular goal: to examine and invigorate journalism in its fundamental role of serving the public interest. The Watchdog Project—funded by 1950 Nieman Fellow Murrey Marder, a former diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post—has been an important and enduring feature of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and one that has evolved to address emerging issues in accountability journalism. Read more

Spreading the Word

News August 8, 2012

“Truth in the Age of Social Media,” the Summer 2012 issue of Nieman Reports, is attracting notice. Among the readers weighing in: The Poynter Institute's Craig Silverman, his Poynter colleague Bill Mitchell, NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen, and Patrick Meier on his iRevolution blog. Read more

Foundation announces its 75th class of Nieman Fellows

News May 4, 2012

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected 24 journalists from the United States and abroad as members of the 75th class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes journalists who work across all media platforms as reporters, editors, radio and television broadcasters, photojournalists and digital media pioneers. Read more

Nieman sparks Harvard student’s interest in journalism

News April 26, 2012

When Harvard student Alyssa Botelho interned at the Nieman Foundation last summer, she not only got the chance to profile interview Nieman’s Global Health Fellows, she was inspired to pursue journalism and develop a new science section in The Harvard Crimson. She writes "Half of my time in college is dedicated to biochemical research, and the other half to understanding the communication between scientists and the public." Read more

Remembering Anthony Shadid

News February 17, 2012

When foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid presented the Joe Alex Morris, Jr. Lecture at the Nieman Foundation in 2004, he spoke eloquently about the many challenges of filing from war-torn Iraq, the changing nature of reporting in the Middle East and the growing importance of maintaining journalistic independence – themes that are as relevant today as they were eight years ago. Read more