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Nieman Foundation Launches Guide to Covering Pandemic Flu

News October 24, 2009

The Nieman Foundation has launched a comprehensive online guide to covering pandemic flu. Written by and for journalists, is a one-stop resource designed to help reporters, editors, producers and other media professionals understand the complexities of the flu story. It also offers guidance and best practices for reporting on the topic. Read more

Nieman and Shorenstein Honor Italian Journalists, La Repubblica

News October 23, 2009

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy have presented a citation to Ezio Mauro, editor of La Repubblica in Italy, recognizing his courageous leadership and the essential efforts of the newspaper on behalf of press freedom. It is a statement of support for Mauro and his colleagues in the face of attacks and legal actions by Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi. Read more

Dan Froomkin Joins The Huffington Post

News July 7, 2009

Dan Froomkin, deputy editor of the Nieman Watchdog Project, has been named Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. He will oversee a staff of four reporters and an assistant editor and will contribute to Huffington’s home and political pages as a regular blogger. Read more

Nieman Foundation Calls for Release of Journalist Detained in Iran

News June 25, 2009

Iason Athanasiadis, our friend and colleague from the Nieman Class of 2008, is being detained by the Iranian government. “The Nieman Foundation and members of the Nieman community around the world are supportive of the Greek diplomatic initiatives to secure Iason’s safe and immediate release,” said Nieman Curator Bob Giles. Read more

A Message from the Curator

News May 29, 2009

Bob Giles, Nieman Foundation Curator, announces to friends of the Nieman Narrative program the decision to suspend the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism and the Nieman Seminar for Narrative Editors during the 2009-2010 academic year. Read more

Nieman Foundation Announces 2009-2010 Nieman Fellows

News May 19, 2009

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected 23 journalists from the United States and abroad to join the 72nd class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes print and multimedia reporters and editors; radio and television journalists; photographers; book authors; a filmmaker and a columnist. Read more

Swine Flu: Reporting the Story

News April 27, 2009

Nieman Reports has published a comprehensive resource for journalists about coverage of a pandemic flu. The information comes from a conference held at the Nieman Foundation during the time when the concern about the potential of Avian Flu to evolve into a human flu epidemic was high. Read more