Archive: May 2009

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A Message from the Curator

News May 29, 2009

Bob Giles, Nieman Foundation Curator, announces to friends of the Nieman Narrative program the decision to suspend the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism and the Nieman Seminar for Narrative Editors during the 2009-2010 academic year. Read more

“Windows on Iraq: Images & Context”

Nieman Notes May 22, 2009

In this multimedia project produced for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, freelance photojournalist Kael Alford’s “unembedded” photography provides an example of “contextualized” reporting on a Muslim community in the global spotlight. Alford portrays Najaf, Iraq beyond the US cordon and Mahdi Army lines during the siege of August, 2004. Read more

Ramos headed to NCAA

Nieman Notes May 20, 2009

Ronnie Ramos, a 2003 Nieman Fellow, has been hired by the NCAA as its Managing Director of New Media Strategies and Content Development. During the past five years at the Atlanta Journal Constitution one of Ramos' chief duties has been providing sports and features content for the AJC web sites. Now, he'll be focusing on the internet full time. Read more

Nieman Foundation Announces 2009-2010 Nieman Fellows

News May 19, 2009

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected 23 journalists from the United States and abroad to join the 72nd class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes print and multimedia reporters and editors; radio and television journalists; photographers; book authors; a filmmaker and a columnist. Read more

Callie Crossley to receive Honorary Degree

Nieman Notes May 4, 2009

Callie Crossley, a 1983 Nieman Fellow, will be awarded an honory degree from Cambridge College. Crossley — a media commentator, public speaker, and Program Manager for the Nieman Foundation — will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters at the college's 38th Commencement on Sunday, June 7. Read more