Talks

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

Daniel Gilbert, Harvard Psychology Professor

Talks February 19, 2014

Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert said there is a scientific basis for the advice that mothers give about how to be happy: get married, make money, and have children. The author of the bestselling "Stumbling on Happiness" discussed his research on happiness during a talk at the Nieman Foundation on February 19. Read more

Raj Chetty, Harvard economist

Talks February 5, 2014

Is the United States a land of opportunity where hard work can lead to success no matter where you start in life? According to Raj Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard, it largely depends on where you live. Read more

Errol Morris, Filmmaker

Talks November 13, 2013

Before coming to the Nieman Foundation on November 13, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris tweeted that he was going to discuss "the New New Journalism: Speaking Power to Truth," by which he meant a tendency of some media outlets, including The New York Times in the lead-up to the Iraq War, to believe in the statements of government officials even if there is no evidence to support them. Read more

Erik Martin, Reddit

Talks October 9, 2013

Erik Martin, the general manager of online community platform Reddit.com, spoke at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard on October 9, 2013. Read more

Clark Gilbert, CEO Deseret Digital Media

Talks April 25, 2013

Clark Gilbert is president and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. But before he took over the Salt Lake City-based newspaper and television company, he was professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School, where he worked with disruptive innovation pioneer Clayton M. Christensen. Read more