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Nieman Foundation announces 2014-15 Visiting Fellows

News October 15, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected six journalists and media executives as Visiting Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Each will spend a short period of time at Harvard University to work on an innovative project designed to advance journalism. Read more

Nieman Foundation announces the 77th class of Nieman Fellows

Fellowship News April 30, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has selected 24 journalists as members of the 77th class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes journalists who work around the globe as reporters, editors, columnists, bureau chiefs, digital leaders and news executives in print, broadcast and online media. They will study at Harvard University during the 2014-2015 academic year. Read more

Nieman Foundation announces 2014 Visiting Fellows

News January 13, 2014

The Nieman Foundation has selected five journalists as Visiting Fellows for the 2014 calendar year. Each will spend a short period of time at Harvard University to work on a project designed to enhance journalism in a unique way. Read more

Update: Paul Salopek, NF ’12, and his trek across the globe

Nieman Notes November 27, 2013

2012 Nieman Visiting Fellow Paul Salopek and his epic 21,000-mile walk around the world are the focus of National Geographic’s December 2013 cover story. In To Walk the World, the first in a series, Salopek writes “Walking is falling forward. Each step we take is an arrested plunge, a collapse averted, a disaster braked. In this way, to walk becomes an act of faith. We perform it daily: a two-beat miracle—an iambic teetering, a holding on and letting go. For the next seven years I will plummet across the world.” He is tracing the ancient paths of human migration and telling the stories of the world along the way. Read more

Social Media and the Boston Bombings

News April 17, 2013

In a breaking news situation, journalists get an adrenaline rush. There is a palpable eagerness to get the scoop, to be the first to bring the story to the public. In today's world of social media, mobile phones, and real-time 24/7 news cycle, though, journalists face competition from all sides: eyewitness accounts, official sources, and even friends and family are sharing news before mainstream news institutions have "published" the official news story. 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