Friday, April 4, 2014

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Reception – Welcome
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Opening remarks and dinner
Ann Marie Lipinski, curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Keynote address and conversation
Risks, Failures and Lessons Learned
A life in journalism
Kim Barker, campaign-finance reporter at ProPublica who focuses on super PACs and dark money; former South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune; author of “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan”
Introduction: Samuel Weinstock, president, The Harvard Crimson

Saturday, April 5, 2014

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast/networking
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and introductions
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. How to Become a Mobile Journalist: Mobile Made Easy
An introduction to news reporting using only smartphones, MP3 players and tablets
Allissa Richardson, mobile media professor at Bowie State University, founder of MojoMedia Works and a 2014 Visiting Nieman Fellow
Introduction: The Harvard Crimson
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m  - 12:15 p.m. Journalism Lightning Round: A barrage of insights and useful information to help you report on campus and beyond
Journalists share experiences, tips and personal perspectives
Tammerlin Drummond, metro columnist for the Oakland Tribune/Bay Area News Group, 2014 Nieman Fellow
Darcy Frey, author and journalist specializing in narrative nonfiction; Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard, 2011 Nieman Fellow
Leslie Hook, Beijing correspondent for the Financial Times, 2014 Nieman Fellow
Laura-Julie Perreault, staff reporter covering international affairs for Montreal’s La Presse, 2014 Nieman Fellow
Tim Rogers, founder and editor of The Nicaragua Dispatch, 2014 Nieman Fellow
Jeff Young, communications officer, Pew Environment Group, former host and senior correspondent for PRI’s “Living on Earth,” 2012 Nieman Fellow
Introduction: The Harvard Crimson
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch with Lightning Round Speakers
Meet with speakers to ask questions and learn more about their work
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Newsroom Innovation: How to Think Outside the Box
Two leading practitioners share ideas about journalism innovation
Jeff Howe, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern and a 2010 Nieman Fellow, currently developing a new media innovation program for graduate students
Jason Tuohey, editor of
Introduction: The Harvard Crimson
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.  Breakout Sessions: Training in a Nutshell (choose one session)
Reporting with Sound: Alison MacAdam, senior editor of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” 2014 Nieman Fellow; and Chris Arnold, NPR correspondent, 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Business Journalism
Introduction to Data Journalism: Maggie Mulvihill, clinical professor of journalism, BU, co-founder of New England Center for Investigative Reporting,  2005 Nieman Fellow
The Art of the Interview: Flavia Krause-Jackson, diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News, 2014 Nieman Fellow; and Martha Bebinger, public radio reporter, WBUR in Boston, 2010 Nieman Fellow
Social Media Best Practices: Susie Banikarim, network television and video producer, 2014 Nieman Fellow
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Reporting on Higher Education: What You Need to Know
Jeffrey R. Young, editor and writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2014 Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation, currently studying MOOCs
Introduction: The Harvard Crimson
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Final thoughts and questions
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.