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

Latin America’s Media Innovators

Talks April 17, 2014

By Jessie Schanzle and Aleszu Bajak 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 … 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

Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed

Talks February 25, 2014

Ben Smith became editor in chief of BuzzFeed in 2011 when the website known for its listicles and cat photos got into the business of breaking news. Smith, an early hire at Politico, immediately built a reporting staff. Read more