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AP names Margie Mason as Indonesia bureau chief

Nieman Notes August 20, 2012

Margie Mason, an award-winning correspondent for The Associated Press in Southeast Asia, has been promoted to chief of bureau for Indonesia. She will be based in Jakarta, where she will oversee AP’s coverage of the world’s fourth most populous country. Mason is a 2009 Nieman Fellow. 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

Bob Giles wins Yankee Quill Award

Nieman Notes August 15, 2012

Former Nieman curator Bob Giles, NF ’66, will receive a Yankee Quill Award this fall from the Academy of New England Journalists. The annual award recognizes recipients’ contributions to journalistic excellence and broad influence on New England journalism over time. The selection committee was impressed with Giles’ 11 years as director of the Nieman Foundation, including his oversight of programs such as the Nieman Journalism Lab and Nieman Watchdog and his support of narrative 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

A new form of global storytelling

Nieman Notes August 8, 2012

Maria Balinska, NF’10, is working to transform the way international news is presented to the American audience. As founder and editor of the new start-up Latitude News, she has developed a new way to connect Americans with the world through crowdsourcing, social media and podcasts. Formerly a BBC producer, Balinska is now overseeing monthly podcasts that explore the ways people and communities in the United States are linked with the rest of the world. Read more

Blair Kamin wins urban journalism award

Nieman Notes August 7, 2012

Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, has been chosen as the 2012 winner of Urban Communication Foundation's Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award. He will be honored at the UCF's annual Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference in Chicago on August 10. Kamin is a 2013 Nieman Fellow. Read more