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Nieman’s 2012 Year in Review

News December 20, 2012

The Nieman Foundation’s 2012 Annual Report is now online. It examines the many events and changes that took place during the past year including news about programming developments and collaborative projects; updates on Nieman publications and fellowships; a review of 2012 journalism awards; and more. Read more

Nieman announces 2013 Visiting Fellows

News December 18, 2012

The Nieman Foundation has selected three journalists as Visiting Fellows for the 2013 calendar year. Each will spend a period of time at Harvard University to work on a project designed to enhance journalism in some unique way. The 2013 visiting fellows are Hong Qu, a UX designer; Kate Smith, a lecturer in journalism at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland; and Daniel Eilemberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of Animal Político, a political website in Mexico. Read more

Mexican journalist Marcela Turati wins Lyons Award

Awards December 13, 2012

The Nieman Fellows at Harvard University have selected Marcela Turati of the Mexican newsmagazine Proceso as this year’s recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. Turati was chosen for her coverage of the drug war and her role in protecting and training members of the media. She is a standard-bearer for the journalists who have risked their lives to document the devastating wave of violence in Mexico. Read more

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

James R. Whelan, First Editor of The Washington Times, Dies at 79

Nieman Notes December 5, 2012

James R. Whelan, the founding editor and publisher of The Washington Times, the newspaper established in 1982 by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his South Korea-based Unification Church, died on Saturday at his home in Miami. Mr. Whelan was ousted from the newspaper after just two years, saying it had become what its detractors had always said it was, “a Moonie newspaper.” He was a 1967 Nieman Fellow. Read more