Nieman Foundation News News from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard en-us Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:04:27 GMT Niemans on Boston Globe team that wins Pulitzer for breaking news coverage <img width="450" height="361" alt="" src="/assets/Image/content/niemannews/pulitzer2014.jpg" /> <div style="padding:5px 0 20px 0;"><span class="content-small-text">Among The Boston Globe staffers who shared the Pulitzer Prize are Nieman Fellows (from left) David Dahl, David Abel, Mark Pothier, Christine Chinlund and Stephen Smith.</span></div> The staff of The Boston Globe, including several Nieman Fellows, <a href="">has won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings</a>. Reporter David Abel, NF &rsquo;13, and columnist Kevin Cullen, NF &rsquo;03, were among those who covered the bombings and their aftermath. The&nbsp;Globe&rsquo;s managing editor for news, Christine Chinlund, NF &rsquo;98, played a key role in organizing coverage, assisted by&nbsp;Stephen Smith, NF &rsquo;00, city editor, and&nbsp;David Dahl, NF &rsquo;03, assistant managing editor/operations. Mark Pothier, NF &rsquo;01, was deputy business editor at the time.<br /> <br /> The Pulitzer board recognized The Globe&rsquo;s reporting &ldquo;for its exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the city, using photography and a range of digital tools to capture the full impact of the tragedy.&rdquo; The Pulitzer was announced just one day before the first anniversary of the marathon bombings.<br /> <br /> <img style="float:left; margin: 5px 5px 0 0;" src="/assets/Image/content/niemannews/Cullen.jpg" alt="" />As a Globe columnist, Cullen, at left, was also named a Pulitzer finalist for commentary for his &ldquo;street-wise local columns that capture the spirit of a city, especially after its famed Marathon was devastated by terrorist bombings.&rdquo; <ul style="margin:5px 10px 5px 1.5em; padding-left:0;"> <li style="list-style: disc outside; padding-bottom:10px;">Read David Abel&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="">A Marathon Without a Finish</a>&rdquo; about covering the marathon bombings&mdash;and why the race will never be the same.&nbsp;&raquo;</li> <li style="list-style: disc outside;">Learn more about the Nieman Foundation&rsquo;s forum &ldquo;<a href="">Journalism and the Boston Marathon Bombings: Timing, Trust, and Credibility in the Age of Twitter&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;&raquo;</li> </ul> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:04:27 GMT|100361 Remembering AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus, NF &rsquo;07 <!--<img src="/assets/Image/Nieman%20Reports/News/homepage-Niedringhaus.jpg" alt="" style="border: 1px solid black;" /><br /> <span class="content-small-text">AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, NF &rsquo;07, shown in a 2005 file photo, was shot and killed by an Afghan police officer on April 4. <em>Peter Dejong/Associated Press</em></span><br /> <br />--> AP photographer and 2007 Nieman Fellow Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed April 4 by an Afghan police officer while covering the run-up to the elections. In <a href="">this photo essay from the Spring 2012 Nieman Reports</a>, the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner, who had worked on the frontlines of many major conflicts over the past two decades, reflects on work from her 2012 book &ldquo;At War.&rdquo; <ul style="margin:5px 10px 5px 1.5em; padding-left:0;"> <li style="list-style: disc outside; padding-bottom:10px;">Read the <a target="_blank" href="">AP story</a> of Anja Niedringhaus's death.</li> <li style="list-style: disc outside; padding-bottom:10px;">Read &ldquo;<a href="">Emotions Speak Through Images</a>&rdquo; from the Summer 2007 Nieman Reports.</li> <li style="list-style: disc outside; padding-bottom:10px;">Read &ldquo;<a href="">Remembering Anja Niedringhaus</a>&rdquo; on Nieman Storyboard.</li> <li style="list-style: disc outside; padding-bottom:10px;">View a selection of <a target="_blank" href="">her photos from Afghanistan</a> on The Atlantic's website.</li> <li style="list-style: disc outside; padding-bottom:10px;"><a href="">Nieman friends and colleagues remember Anja</a>.</li> <li style="list-style: disc outside;">Watch <a href="">a video discussion</a> about reporting risks in Afghanistan.</li> </ul> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:27:46 GMT|100259 Sheri Fink, Jill Lepore and Adrienne Berard Are Named Winners of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation today announced the three winners of the Lukas Prize Project Awards. <a href="">Sheri Fink</a>, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for her investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. <a href="">Jill Lepore</a>, a prolific author and Harvard University professor who combines her interests in historical research, language and literature, will receive the&nbsp;Mark Lynton History Prize for her biography of Jane Franklin Mecom. Reporter and writer <a href="">Adrienne Berard</a> has won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for her book&nbsp;about the untold story of the&nbsp;first fight for desegregation in Southern schools. <a href="">Read more&nbsp;&raquo;</a> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:02:30 GMT /newsitem.aspx?id=100260|100260 The Sacramento Bee&rsquo;s &ldquo;Nevada Patient Busing&rdquo; series wins Bingham Prize <img alt="" src="/assets/Image/content/news/bingham_bus.jpg" style="border:1px solid #000; margin-bottom:15px;" /><br /> The Sacramento Bee has won the 2013 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for its five-part series <a href="">Nevada Patient Busing</a>. The Bee&rsquo;s investigation found that over the course of five years, the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas transported more than 1,500 mentally ill patients out of Nevada by bus, sending at least one person to every state in the continental United States. A third of those patients were sent to California. <br /> <br /> Bingham Prize judge Michael Finnegan, said, &ldquo;The Sacramento Bee articles offer a classic illustration of how investigative reporting on a story of national significance can expose government wrongdoing that harms the public &mdash; and also to get something done about it.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Read more&nbsp;&raquo;</a> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:20:01 GMT /newsitem.aspx?id=100258|100258 Souad Mekhennet, NF ’13, named Young Global Leader Souad Mekhennet, a 2013 Nieman Fellow, has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Mekhennet is a German journalist, author, and associate at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard and at the School for Advanced and International Studied at Johns Hopkins University. She writes for <a href="">The Daily Beast</a> &nbsp;and is co-author with Nicholas Kulish of <a href="">The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim</a>, which will be released on March 25.<strong> </strong><br /> <br /> A total of 214 men and women from 66 countries have been chosen for the Global Leaders honor, which recognizes leadership and service to society.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Learn more&nbsp;&raquo;</a><br /> <br /> Read Mekhennet&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="">What I've learned as a female war reporter</a>&rdquo;&nbsp;&raquo; Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:18:18 GMT /inthenewsitem.aspx?id=100360|100360 Borja Echevarría de la Gándara named VP, Digital at Univision News Spanish journalist and 2013 Nieman-Berkman Fellow Borja Echevarr&iacute;a de la G&aacute;ndara has been named VP, Digital at Univision News in Miami. In the newly created role, he will direct strategy for Univision News&rsquo; digital platforms, oversee the integration of digital and TV newsrooms and help establish editorial strategy across all platforms. He also will manage the creation of a state-of-the-art data journalism unit for Univision News.<br /> <br /> Echevarr&iacute;a de la G&aacute;ndara was most recently deputy managing editor of <em>El Pa&iacute;s</em>, Spain&rsquo;s largest daily newspaper, where he was responsible for digital content strategy and oversaw the newspaper&rsquo;s highly successful transformation to digital.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Learn more&nbsp;&raquo;</a> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:36:32 GMT|100257 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wins Taylor Family Award with “Deadly Delays” The <em>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</em> has won the Nieman Foundation&rsquo;s 2013 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers for <a href="">Deadly Delays</a>. The comprehensive watchdog investigation reveals how delays in newborn screening programs at hospitals across the country have put babies at risk of disability and death from rare diseases often treatable when caught and treated early.<br /> <br /> Judge Chris Davis praised the report as a &ldquo;sweeping and compelling investigation&rdquo; and commended the execution by the staff, the scope and ambition of the project and the outrages uncovered by the reporters.<br /> <br /> <a href="/newsitem.aspx?id=100254">Read more&nbsp;&raquo;</a> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:53:50 GMT /newsitem.aspx?id=100254|100254 Justin Kaplan, Pulitzer-winning biographer: 1925-2014 Justin Kaplan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author best known for his biographies of literary greats Mark Twain and Walt Whitman and muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens, died on March 2 in Cambridge, Mass. He also served as editor of Bartlett&rsquo;s Familiar Quotations.<br /> <br /> A Harvard graduate, Kaplan won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1967 for his first book, &ldquo;Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain,&rdquo; which also received a National Book Award. <br /> <br /> He was known to many at the Nieman Foundation as a close neighbor and friend. Kaplan and his wife Anne Bernays, a novelist and Nieman writing instructor, opened their home to host numerous Nieman gatherings through the years. Besides Anne, he is survived by his three daughters, Susanna Donahue, Hester Kaplan and Polly Kaplan, and six grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Learn more</a> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:08:45 GMT /newsitem.aspx?id=100256|100256 Remembering Raymond White, class of ’76 Raymond J. White, a Nieman Fellow in the class of 1976, has died in Maryland at the age of 79. White began his career as a print and broadcast journalist in Syracuse; New York City; Scranton, Pa.; and Baltimore before moving to Washington in 1973 to work for the Post-Newsweek Stations. He later produced the PBS finance program &ldquo;Wall Street Week&rdquo; hosted by Louis Rukeyser and in 1979, was named editor of the <em>Washington Journalism Review</em>, now published as the <em>American Journalism Review</em>. From 1984-1986, White led Washington bureau of Fox News. He also taught journalism courses at American University. <a href="">Learn more&nbsp;&raquo;</a> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:04:39 GMT /newsitem.aspx?id=100255|100255 Pamela Colloff accepts 2014 Lyons Award <!--<img src="/assets/Image/content/news/Lyons2014_068.jpg" style="display:block; margin: 10px 0 15px 30px;" alt="" />-->Speaking recently at the Nieman Foundation, Pamela Colloff, winner of the Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism, offered a confession: &ldquo;I love reporting. I hate writing.&rdquo; Why then does the executive editor at the <em>Texas Monthly</em> do what she does<em>?</em> Because, she explains, &ldquo;one event can shatter lives.&rdquo; The Nieman class of 2014 selected Pamela Colloff, as winner for her &ldquo;tenacious investigations into wrongful convictions, which exposed deep flaws in the criminal justice system.&rdquo; During her acceptance speech, Colloff challenged other journalists to be not only reporters but storytellers, finding the visceral details to connect readers to their stories.<br /> <br /> <a href="/NiemanFoundation/Awards/AwardsAtAGlance/LouisLyonsAwardForConscienceAndIntegrityInJournalism/Winners/2014LouisLyonsAwardVideos.aspx">Watch the award presentation and Colloff&rsquo;s remarks&nbsp;&raquo;</a> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:06:09 GMT /NiemanFoundation/Awards/AwardsAtAGlance/LouisLyonsAwardForConscienceAndIntegrityInJournalism/Winners/2014LouisLyonsAwardVideos.aspx|100253 Edward Walsh, former Washington Post and Oregonian reporter, dies at 71 Edward Walsh, who covered politics for <em>The Washington Post </em>and <em>The Oregonian</em>, died on Feb. 14 at the age of 71. A Nieman Fellow in the class of 1982, Walsh began his career covering Maryland politics for <em>The Post</em> in 1971. He later served as White House correspondent during the Carter administration and as Jerusalem bureau chief from 1982 to 1985. After returning from Israel, he reported on every presidential election until he left <em>The Post</em> in 2004. Walsh then took a job as a political reporter at <em>The Oregonian</em>, where he worked until he retired in 2009. <a href="">Learn more&nbsp;&raquo;</a> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:47:27 GMT|100359 The state of journalism in China Ahead of the 25th anniversary of <a href="/reports/article/103051/Command-and-Control.aspx">Tiananmen Square</a>, Nieman Reports takes an in-depth look at <a href="/reports/issue/100080/Winter-2014.aspx">The State of Journalism in China</a> and what a number of reporters are doing to cope with tight restrictions. As Chinese officials continue to block websites from around the world, jam social media postings and delete sensitive online information, domestic journalists in China are seeking ways to circumvent censors. Those who go too far risk being fired or even arrested, while foreign journalists face various forms of government intimidation and visa denials.<br /> <br /> Read <a href="/reports/issue/100080/Winter-2014.aspx">The State of Journalism in China</a> with authors Paul Mooney, Anne Henochowicz, Qian Gang, Luo Changping, Hu Yong, David Barboza, Hu Shuli, Zhou Haiyan, Yang Xiao and Evan Osnos&nbsp;&raquo;<br /> <br /> <a href="/reports/article/103071/Download-The-State-of-Journalism-in-China.aspx">Download our free e-book</a>, published in both English and Chinese&nbsp;&raquo; Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:50:29 GMT /reports/issue/100080/Winter-2014.aspx|100252 2013 Nieman Fellows receive Knight grants for new projects <img alt="" style="border:none; float:left; margin-right:5px; width:75px;" src="/assets/Image/content/niemannews/instant.jpeg" />Five members of the Nieman class of 2013 have received funding through the <a href="">Knight Prototype Fund</a> to develop two innovative media projects <br /> <br /> The first, <a href="">Keepr</a>, is an open source data-mining tool designed by 2013 Visiting Fellow Hong Qu to help journalists find credible information and news sources when tracking breaking news stories on Twitter. <br /> <br /> Hong, who came to Harvard to develop plans for the app last spring, wrote two related pieces for Nieman Reports during the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects including <a href="/reports/article/102872/Twitter-Credibility-and-The-Watertown-Manhunt.aspx"> Twitter, Credibility and The Watertown Manhunt</a> and <a href="/reports/article/102871/Social-Media-and-the-Boston-Bombings.aspx">Social Media and the Boston Bombings</a>. Keepr was put to the test at that time as Hong used it to <a href="/reports/article/102885/Organize-the-Noise-Tweeting-Live-from-the-Boston-Manhunt.aspx">identify reliable information as events unfolded</a>. On campus, he worked on perfecting an algorithm that can filter thousands of tweets to <a href="">automatically distill meaningful signals out of noisy chatter</a>. <br /> <br /> The second Knight-funded project is <a href="">!nstant</a>, a mobile app designed to verify and provide context to breaking news to provide a more accurate picture of news stories as they are reported on social media. 2013 Nieman Fellows Ludovic Blecher, Borja Echevarr&iacute;a de la G&aacute;ndara<strong>, </strong>Alexandra Garcia and<strong> </strong>Paula Molina developed the idea in Ethan Zuckerman&rsquo;s <a href="">&ldquo;News and Participatory Media&rdquo; class at MIT</a>. Their user experience prototype showed what live reporting would have looked like during the sinking of the Titanic.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Learn more</a> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:10:12 GMT /inthenewsitem.aspx?id=100358|100358