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Nieman Foundation, April 12, 2019, Steve Almond - writing class.


David Jiménez, NF ’15

Editor-in-chief, El Mundo

Lorie Hearn

When they told me that my year at Harvard would be transformative, I never imagined it would be so much so… Inspired by the other Nieman Fellows, the staff at the foundation, and the great professors at Harvard, I had become more determined than ever to contribute to Spanish journalism in a time where it was under threat like never before since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975… I met the owners of the paper… If they listened, it wasn’t because of my years as a war reporter or correspondent. They were listening to a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and, in their eyes, that had more weight than anything I had accomplished until then. Two months later came the offer to take over as editor-in-chief and the chance to transform my newspaper in the same way Nieman transformed me as a journalist.”