Talks

USAID head stresses value of global health journalism

Talks December 9, 2011

Speaking before journalists and policymakers at Harvard on Dec. 8, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah discussed USAID initiatives that are saving the lives of people around the globe, including successful programs to reduce child mortality rates. Read more

News and Entertainment in the Digital Age: A Vast Wasteland Revisited

Talks November 20, 2011

In 1961, FCC Chairman Newt Minow famously described television as a “vast wasteland” and called for new public interest programming. Fifty years later, Minow gathered at Harvard with others including Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, Nieman Foundation Curator Ann Marie Lipinski (NF ’90), Jonathan Alter of Bloomberg View, and Harvard Law School’s Yochai Benkler, Terry Fisher, John Palfrey, and Jonathan Zittrain to reflect on the changed nature of television and the dramatic shifts that have shaped the media landscape in the past five decades. Read more

Nieman Foundation to host Gay Talese, Chris Jones

Talks November 15, 2011

The Nieman Foundation, in partnership with the Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series, will host narrative journalism icon Gay Talese in conversation with Esquire magazine’s Chris Jones, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award. The Nov. 18 event starts at 2 p.m. in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, and is free and open to the public. Read more

Nieman Reports explores the future of the Arab Press

Talks October 27, 2011

Uprisings and revolt are shaping the political future of Arab nations, and journalists are trying to respond to the demand for reporting that people can trust. On Thursday, Oct. 27, Nieman Reports hosted "The Arab Press: Can It Keep Up With Political Transformations?" Read more

An evening with The Boston Globe

Talks September 13, 2011

Join executives from The Boston Globe for a discussion about the paper’s much-anticipated new subscription-only website, BostonGlobe.com, on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Guests will include Martin Baron, the Globe’s editor; Chris Mayer, the newspaper’s publisher; Michael Manning, product director; and Lisa DeSisto, the paper’s chief advertising officer. Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, will moderate the discussion about the Globe’s new paywall. Read more