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The Nieman Foundation hosts dozens of events at Lippmann House each year, featuring leading researchers, scientists, artists, writers, historians, economists and others who explore the world of ideas with Nieman Fellows and Foundation guests. Journalists and media experts also discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in journalism.


MisinfoCon: A Summit and Creative Studio on Misinformation

The Nieman Foundation kicked off the MisinfoCon conference on Feb. 24, 2017, with a series of lightning talks exploring the psychology of misinformation and strategies to strengthen the trustworthiness of information across the entire news ecosystem. When does misinformation matter? Emily Thorson – Boston College Rumor Gauge: Automatic detection … Read more

Lewis W. Diuguid Receives Lyons Award

In recognition of his commitment to excellence in journalism as well as his work as a newsroom leader and role model for young journalists, Nieman Fellows in the class of 2017 at Harvard University selected Lewis W. Diuguid for the 2017 Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in … Read more

2016 Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture

Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, presented the 35th Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture on Dec. 1, 2016. Carroll is the top news executive of the world’s largest independent news agency, a role she has held since 2002. She is responsible for news content in … Read more

The Pulitzer Centennial

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard was honored to host the capstone marquee event for The Pulitzer Prizes’ year-long Centennial Celebration in 2016. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, composers, authors, poets and playwrights convened at Harvard on September 10 & 11 to debate, discuss — and perform — the theme “Power: Accountability and Abuse. Read more

2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

The 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards were presented at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard on May 10, 2016. The awards honor the best in American nonfiction writing and are co-administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation. Read more

Presentation of the 2015 Worth Bingham Prize and Taylor Family Award

The Nieman Foundation presented the 49th annual Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism and the 14th annual Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism on May 4, 2016. The Tampa Bay Times has won Bingham Prize for its series “Failure Factories” while The Associated Press took home the Taylor Award with its trailblazing series “Seafood From Slaves.” Taylor finalists were “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a collaboration between The Marshall Project and ProPublica; and “Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections,” another collaborative series produced by ProPublica together with NPR. Read more

A Conversation with Susan Orlean

Join us for a conversation with best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean. She’ll speak with 2016 Nieman Fellow Kim Tingley, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, about the craft of narrative nonfiction. Read more

Yang Jisheng honored at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation

In recognition of his ambitious and fearless reporting, Nieman Fellows in the class of 2016 at Harvard University selected Chinese journalist and author Yang Jisheng for the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. In a statement, the Nieman Fellows said: “Yang’s work speaks to the … Read more