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Nieman Fellow Authors Book on Queen Isabella

Nieman Notes December 19, 2014

Kirstin Downey, a 2001 Nieman Fellow, has written a biography of Queen Isabella of Castile, an influential and controversial monarch known for presiding over the Inquisition and supporting Christopher Columbus’s trip to the New World. The biography, titled “Isabella: The … Read more

Two Niemans, Nieman Advisor Win duPont Award

Nieman Notes December 19, 2014

Craig Welch, NF ’07, and Michael Kirk, NF ’80, have received Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards. The duPont awards, announced in December, recognize excellence in broadcast, documentary, and digital journalism, with a special emphasis on serving the public. Welch was … Read more

Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal wins Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism at Harvard

Awards December 16, 2014

Nieman Fellows in the class of 2015 have selected prominent Turkish journalist and writer Hasan Cemal as this year’s recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. Cemal was chosen in recognition of a long career dedicated to championing freedom of the press in Turkey and as a representative of all Turkish journalists working today under increasingly difficult conditions. Read more

Remembering Thomas Sancton Sr. NF ’42, civil rights crusader at The New Republic

Nieman Notes December 12, 2014

Just one week after mass resignations were submitted at The New Republic, Tom Sancton Jr., the son of 1942 Nieman Fellow Thomas Sancton Jr., writes about his father’s legacy as a civil rights crusader at the publication. Despite recent criticism of the magazine for its lack of diversity, Sancton Jr. notes that his father, who served as managing editor from 1942-1945, published dozens of articles on race “demanding immediate and full racial equality.” Read more

New Nieman Fellowship to honor Anja Niedringhaus, NF ’07

News December 8, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard announces a new visual journalism fellowship in honor of Nieman Fellow Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer who was shot and killed this year while covering the run-up to elections in Afghanistan. We welcome donations to support next year’s fellowship, described in the letter below, and invite you to learn more about Anja’s remarkable life and work. Read more