The 2012 Nieman Advisory Board

Front row, from left: Gigi Georges, Tom Regan, Cecilia Alvear, Rosental Alves, Margaret Engel, John Harwood (board chair), Carolyn Curiel

Back row, from left, Alex Jones, Tim Golden, Gregory Brock, Emily O'Reilly, Ernie Suggs, Ann Marie Lipinski (curator), George de Lama, Mark Ethridge, Jennifer 8. Lee, Michael Skoler

Not pictured: Joseph Bower Paula Fray, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Rami Khouri, Katie King, Murrey Marder (emeritus), Nicco Mele


John Harwood

Chief Washington correspondent, CNBC, and political writer, The New York Times (1990 Nieman Fellow)

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Cecilia Alvear
Independent multimedia producer. Former president, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and retired NBC Network News producer (1989 Nieman Fellow)

Rosental Alves
Professor & Knight Chair in Journalism & UNESCO Chair in Communication, University of Texas, Austin; Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (1988 Nieman Fellow)

Joseph L. Bower
Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Gregory Brock
Senior editor/standards, The New York Times (1994 Nieman Fellow)

Carolyn Curiel
Chief of staff to the president and clinical professor of communication, Purdue University

George de Lama
President of global development at Answers Media LLC (1992 Nieman Fellow)

Margaret Engel
Director, Alicia Patterson Foundation (1979 Nieman Fellow)

Mark Ethridge
President, Carolina Parenting Magazines (1986 Nieman Fellow)

Paula Fray
Regional director for Africa, Inter Press Service (2001 Nieman Fellow)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor; Director, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Gigi Georges
Program director, Innovation Strategies Initiative, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Tim Golden

Senior writer, The New York Times (1996 Nieman Fellow)

Alex Jones
Director, Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy: Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (1982 Nieman Fellow)

Rami Khouri
Editor-at-large, The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon; Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut (2002 Nieman Fellow)

Katie King
Senior product manager, portal & partnerships at Microsoft/MSN UK (1994 Nieman Fellow)

Jennifer 8. Lee
Journalist, author and consultant

Ann Marie Lipinski

Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard (1990 Nieman Fellow)

Nicco Mele

Adjunct lecturer in public policy, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Emily O’Reilly
Ombudsman and information commissioner for Ireland (1988 Nieman Fellow)

Tom Regan
Principal editor, (1992 Nieman Fellow)

Michael Skoler

Vice president, interactive media at Public Radio International (PRI) (1993 Nieman Fellow)

Ernie Suggs

Civil rights and race reporter, The Atlanta Journal Constitution (2009 Nieman Fellow)

Emeritus Member

Murrey Marder
Retired chief diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post, and sponsor of the Nieman Watchdog Project (1950 Nieman Fellow)

The Nieman Foundation is grateful to the members of the Advisory Board who finished their service this past year including William O. Wheatley, Jr. (board president), Lorie Conway, Thomas (Mac) Deford, Sam Fulwood III, Lindsay M. Miller, Norman Robinson and Lou Ureneck.