Talks

Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy

Talks April 13, 2015

Join us as political cartoonist Jeff Danziger presents and discusses the new documentary Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy, featuring 12 cartoonists from around the world "who risk their lives to defend democracy, with a smile on their faces and a pencil as their only weapon." Jeff will discuss the verbal and visual art of cartooning and the state of political cartooning in the U.S. and abroad after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Read more

The ABC’s of Social Media with Sree Sreenivasan

Talks February 19, 2015

Sree Sreenivasan, the chief digital officer of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, dropped by the Nieman Foundation—while on a family vacation to Boston no less—to share some of his advice and best practices for social media. Read more

5 Questions for Pussy Riot

Talks September 19, 2014

Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, two founding members of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock collective known for its political dissent, spent almost two years in prison for “hooliganism” in connection with their performance of an anti-Putin protest song in … Read more

Fellows present !nstant app at Global Editors Summit in Spain

Talks June 13, 2014

In June 2014 at the Global Editors Network Summit in Barcelona, several 2013 Nieman Fellows presented “!nstant” an innovative new app designed to help journalists and others make sense of breaking news and live events, distilling signals from the noise posted on social media channels. Read more

Latin America’s Media Innovators

Talks April 17, 2014

In April, the Nieman Foundation and Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies hosted a discussion about the future of Latin American media featuring some of the region's most innovative journalists: Radio Ambulante's Daniel Alarcón, Nuestra Aparente Rendición's Lolita Bosch, Fusion's Daniel Eilemberg—a 2013 Visiting Nieman Fellow who founded Mexico's Animal Politico—and El Faro's Óscar Martínez. Read more

Reporting Risks in Afghanistan

Talks April 4, 2014

During a talk at the Nieman Foundation on April 4, Kim Barker, who covered Afghanistan for the Chicago Tribune, spoke with Afghan journalist Sangar Rahimi, NF '14, about the challenges and risks reporters face covering Afghanistan. Read more

Latinos: “The Future is Ours”

Talks March 5, 2014

“Take a hard look,” Jorge Ramos implored his audience, “because you’re looking at a dinosaur.” Ramos wasn’t talking about his 25 years on Univision’s news desk—or about his head of gray hair—but about the very nature of an evening newscast: Asking viewers to tune in at 6:30 each night for a half-hour recap of the day’s news, then to move on with their lives. Read more

Professor Doug Melton, co-director Harvard University Stem Cell Institute

Talks March 5, 2014

Professor Doug Melton's work for the Harvard Stem Cell Institute hasn't always made him popular. He fought with the Bush administration over federal funding for his research, argued with religious fundamentalists over "family values" and "human dignity," and at one point had a full-time security guard stationed in his lab because of bomb threats. Read more