Friday, March 30, 2012

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Reception and opening remarks
     • Ann Marie Lipinski, curator, The Nieman
      Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
6:45 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner and keynote address
Traditional Journalism in Alternative Newsrooms: The New Normal

Exploring new opportunities for young journalists and why journalism matters
A.C. Thompson, staff writer, ProPublica
Saturday, March 31, 2012
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and networking
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and introduction to Nieman resources
9:45 - 11:00 a.m. Session 1
Investigative Reporting 101: Uncovering information and digging deep on campus and beyond
Data mining, fact checking and handling difficult interviews
Raquel Rutledge, investigative journalist, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2012 Nieman Fellow
A.C .Thompson, investigative journalist, ProPublica/Frontline
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session 2
Think digitally: How to report beyond print, beef up your newspaper’s website and navigate social media journalism
Kevin Douglas Grant, deputy editor of special reports, GlobalPost
Hanna Ingber, editor of breaking news and social media, GlobalPost
David Skok, managing editor,, 2012 Nieman Fellow
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch speaker and Q&A
The View from Washington
The changing relationship between the press and politics, political reporting in a presidential election year and why the shifting nature of journalism matters to us all
David Cook, senior editor and Washington bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor and host of the Monitor’s newsmaker breakfasts
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session 3
An Intro to Multimedia Options: Reporting with Sound
Jonathan Blakley, foreign desk producer, NPR, 2012 Nieman Fellow
Lisa Mullins, anchor of PRI's “The World,” 2010 Nieman Fellow
Jeff Young, senior correspondent with PRI’s “Living on Earth,” 2012 Nieman Fellow
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Session 4
Lightning Round: Lessons from the Pros
A panel of Nieman Fellows from the class of 2012 answer questions and share their tips for good reporting, effective storytelling and exploring career paths in journalism 

Moderator: Andrew Phelps, staff writer, the Nieman Journalism Lab

Maggie Jones, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, 2012 Nieman Fellow
Dina Kraft, freelance journalist based in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012 Nieman Fellow
Paul Salopek, international correspondent who has written for National Geographic, the Chicago Tribune and Gannett News Service
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Presentation of the Christopher J. Georges Award
David Joyner, vice president for content, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., 2012 Nieman Fellow
5:15 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner at The Harvard Crimson
14 Plympton St., Cambridge

Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at
Lippmann House, One Francis Ave., Cambridge, Mass.