Development Report

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2009 Grants to Support Fellowships

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: two fellows from Latin America

The Asia Foundation: one fellow from South Korea

The Nieman Society of Southern Africa: one fellow from South Africa

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, the Karl Staaff Fund and the Bertil Ohlin Fund: one fellow from Sweden

The Arthur Sachs Fellowship Fund, the Fulbright Foundation and the Robert Waldo Ruhl Endowment: one fellow from France

The Swanee Hunt Family Foundation, the Barry Bingham Jr. Endowment and the William Montalbano Endowment: three fellows from Russia

The Atsuko Chiba Endowment: one fellow from China

The Ruth Cowan Nash Endowment: one fellow from Iran

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: three fellowships in global health reporting

The Louis Stark Endowment: one fellowship in labor reporting

The Office of the Provost of Harvard University: one fellowship in arts and culture reporting

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation: one fellowship in community journalism

In addition to continuing to support the Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellowship in Community Journalism, the Reynolds Foundation will sponsor the new Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellowship in Business Journalism for the next five years.

The Luso-Americana Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have committed to sponsoring one fellow from Portugal.

The Benigno S. Aquino Foundation has committed to sponsoring one fellow from the Philippines.

Other 2009 Grants

Jennifer 8. Lee and the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided support for the Nieman Journalism Lab. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation additionally has pledged a three-year grant to expand the Lab’s coverage of new business models for news, media innovation and community news experiments.

The Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation also supported the start-up of the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.

The Murrey and Frances Marder Endowment supported the Nieman Watchdog Project.

Other 2009 Contributions

Cecilia Alvear (NF ’89)
Clara York Bingham
Joan Bingham
Thomas Blinkhorn (NF ’68)
Christopher Bogan (NF ’82) and Mary Jo Barnett
John (NF ’72) and Lee Carroll
Ned (NF ’74) and Linda Cline
Nicholas (NF ’74) and Ruth Daniloff
Estate of Walter Lippmann
Mark Ethridge (NF ’86)
Favrot Fund
Charles (NF ’66) and Jane Ferguson
General Electric Foundation
Robert (NF ’66) and Nancy Giles
Bradley Goldstein (NF ’95)
John Harwood (NF ’90) and Frances Blackburn
John Herbers Jr. (NF ’61)
Hunt Alternatives Fund
Derrick Z. Jackson (NF ’84) and Dr. Michelle D. Holmes
Alex Jones (NF ’82)
William (NF ’83) and Diane Marimow
Martin Wise Goodman Trust
William McIlwain (NF ’85)
Joseph Mohbat (NF ’67) and Nancy Schuh
New York Times Company Foundation
Amy E. Nutt (NF ’05)
Organizational Resilience International, LLC
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly
Daniel Rapoport (NF ’71)
Roy E. Reed (NF ’64)
Eugene Risher (NF ’72)
Jack Schwartz (NF ’71)
Robert R. Timberg (NF ’80)
Nuri Vallbona (NF ’01) and William Kelly Kaufhold
Edward Walsh (NF ’82)
Lawrence (NF ’49) and Rita Weiss
William (NF ’77) and Carolyn Wheatley Jr.
Tom (NF ’92) and Diane Witosky
Worth Bingham Memorial Fund

* NF = Nieman Fellow