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The year in review: the 2013 annual report

News December 20, 2013

The Nieman Foundation’s 2013 annual report summarizes the many activities that kept staff and fellows busy during the past year including Nieman’s 75th anniversary celebration in September, seminars, shoptalks, and master classes, journalism award presentations and conferences for journalists seeking to improve their skills. Read more

Investigative reporter Pamela Colloff wins Louis M. Lyons Award

News December 13, 2013

The current class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University has selected Pamela Colloff, an executive editor at the Texas Monthly, as this year’s recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. Colloff was chosen for her tenacious investigations into wrongful convictions, which have exposed deep flaws in the criminal justice system. Read more

Nieman offers new resources for journalists covering immigration

News December 12, 2013

With generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Nieman Foundation organized a workshop in late October for reporters, editors and new media voices who cover immigration. Designed for those who need to better understand the complex economic, labor and legal issues surrounding the topic, the three-day gathering convened a diverse group of experienced journalists, economists, labor leaders, law enforcement officials, researchers and academics. Read more

Muckraking Goes Global: Nieman’s new e-book

News October 17, 2013

In conjunction with the 2013 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio de Janeiro, the Nieman Foundation has published a new e-book, Muckraking Goes Global: The Future of Cross-Border Investigative Journalism, which examines the achievements and challenges of investigative journalists reporting stories on subjects of global interest. Published in English and Spanish, the e-book includes original content as well as articles published in the Spring 2013 issue of Nieman Reports. Read more

Nieman celebrates 75 years of fellowship

News September 30, 2013

More than 400 Nieman alumni and affiliates from around the world gathered in Cambridge Sept. 27-29 to celebrate the Nieman Foundation's 75th anniversary. Guests met with leading thinkers from Harvard to discuss innovative ideas and the future of journalism. Read more

Nieman Foundation and Berkman Center name joint fellows

News July 8, 2013

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have selected two journalists as the 2013-2014 Nieman-Berkman Fellows in Journalism Innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the two organizations designed to generate new ideas to advance quality journalism in the digital age. Read more

Nieman Fellows selected for class of 2014

News May 16, 2013

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has selected 24 journalists as members of the 76th class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University. The group includes reporters, editors, columnists, digital media leaders and producers in print, broadcast and online who work around the globe and across media platforms. Read more

Social Media and the Boston Bombings

News April 17, 2013

In a breaking news situation, journalists get an adrenaline rush. There is a palpable eagerness to get the scoop, to be the first to bring the story to the public. In today's world of social media, mobile phones, and real-time 24/7 news cycle, though, journalists face competition from all sides: eyewitness accounts, official sources, and even friends and family are sharing news before mainstream news institutions have "published" the official news story. Read more

NYT Reporter Sam Dolnick Receives 2012 Worth Bingham Prize

News March 19, 2013

New York Times reporter Sam Dolnick has won the 2012 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for his three-part series Unlocked: Inside New Jersey’s Halfway Houses. During an exhaustive 10-month investigation of New Jersey’s privately run halfway houses, Dolnick discovered a broken and horribly flawed correctional system in which gang activity, drug use, sexual assaults and other violent behavior were commonplace and where lax security led to hundreds of annual escapes. While at large, some fugitives committed violent crimes, including murder, yet the state failed to punish the halfway house operators responsible for the runaways. Read more

Assessing the value of criticism

News February 28, 2013

Critical Condition: Why Professional Criticism Matters in the Winter 2013 issue of Nieman Reports, examines how professional criticism can not only survive but thrive in the age of user reviews. As Nieman deputy curator James Geary points out in his introduction, “criticism’s condition is critical—to informing and inspiring the public and to keeping our cultural conversations alive.” Read more