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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

Bob Giles elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nieman Notes April 18, 2012

Bob Giles, former curator of the Nieman Foundation and a 1966 Nieman Fellow, is among the 220 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2012 class — which also includes Hilary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Clint Eastwood, Paul McCartney and Neil Simon — will be inducted at a ceremony on October 6 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge. Read more

Nieman Curator Bob Giles reflects on his time at Harvard

News July 14, 2011

Nieman Foundation curator Bob Giles retired at the end of June after 11 years on the job. During his tenure, he found new ways to strengthen the Nieman Fellowship program and expand the foundation’s critical role in discussions about the future of serious journalism. Giles recently reflected on his time at Harvard and began by describing what it has been like to lead the Nieman Foundation for more than a decade. Read more

Nieman Fellows examine Latin American journalism

Nieman Notes April 18, 2011

Several Nieman Fellows contributed to the latest issue of ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. The new magazine focuses on “Journalism of the Americas” and features articles by Mónica Almeida NF ’09, Rosental Alves NF ’88, Alfredo Corchado NF ’09, Bob Giles NF ’66, Juanita León NF ’07, Graciela Mochkofsky NF ’09 and Raúl Peñaranda NF ’08. Read more

Nieman curator weighs in on digital censorship

News March 16, 2011

Nieman curator Bob Giles writes about the difficulties Chinese blogger Michael Anti is having publishing under his preferred name. Anti, a 2008 Nieman Fellow whose government-recorded name is Zhao Jing, has used his pen name professionally for years. That changed quickly in January however, when Facebook cancelled his account without warning and deleted all his contacts, due to a “real name policy.” The Committee to Protect Journalists describes the move as complicit with “China’s growing attempt to stifle the free flow of news and opinion.” Read more

Nieman contributors examine state of journalism for Harvard International Review

Nieman Notes December 1, 2010

An article by Nieman Curator Bob Giles, “An Emergent Neo-Journalism: The Decline and Renewal of News Media,” has been published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Harvard International Review. The current issue, which is titled “Pressing Change: Journalism in Focus” and is on sale now, features a symposium that examines the state of journalism today and the many sacrifices journalists around the world make in order to do their jobs well. Read more

Nieman Curator Bob Giles to Retire

News October 1, 2010

Bob Giles, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for the past decade, will retire at the end of the academic year in June 2011. “It is not easy to leave a great institution and the wonderful people who make it so, but this is a good time for my wife, Nancy, and me to begin a new chapter in our lives,” Giles, 77, said. Read more

Daedalus features essay by Bob Giles

Nieman Notes April 12, 2010

The Spring 2010 issue of Daedalus on “The Future of News” includes an essay by Bob Giles, curator of the Nieman Foundation, in which he explores new economic models for U.S. journalism, including foundation grants and government subsidies. Read more

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