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Remembering Anthony Shadid

News February 17, 2012

When foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid presented the Joe Alex Morris, Jr. Lecture at the Nieman Foundation in 2004, he spoke eloquently about the many challenges of filing from war-torn Iraq, the changing nature of reporting in the Middle East and the growing importance of maintaining journalistic independence – themes that are as relevant today as they were eight years ago. Read more

Nieman’s Year in Review

News December 20, 2011

The Nieman Foundation’s 2011 Annual Report is now online. The report chronicles the many events that took place during the past year and features information about new developments at the foundation; conferences and partnerships; specialized fellowships and the fellowship experience; updates on our print and online publications; Nieman journalism awards — and much more. Read more

Nieman Curator Bob Giles reflects on his time at Harvard

News July 14, 2011

Nieman Foundation curator Bob Giles retired at the end of June after 11 years on the job. During his tenure, he found new ways to strengthen the Nieman Fellowship program and expand the foundation’s critical role in discussions about the future of serious journalism. Giles recently reflected on his time at Harvard and began by describing what it has been like to lead the Nieman Foundation for more than a decade. Read more

Knight Foundation grant supports enhanced Latin American fellowships

News July 13, 2011

Two Latin American journalists will receive Nieman Fellowships to help them discover new ways to inform and engage their communities and foster a free press in their own countries, thanks to a new grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to the Nieman Foundation. The funding expands the scope of the long-established Knight Latin American Nieman Fellowship by supporting new experimental fieldwork projects for the journalists at the end of the academic year, with a new grant of almost $200,000. Read more

Nieman Foundation announces Class of 2012

News May 25, 2011

The Nieman Foundation has selected 24 journalists from the United States and abroad to become the 74th class of Nieman Fellows. Announcing the class, Nieman Foundation curator Bob Giles said “The class of 2012 includes journalists who have reported from around the globe on an extraordinarily wide range of topics and, in many cases, under dangerous circumstances. They will bring diverse interests and experiences that will enrich one another and the Harvard community. This new class of fellows holds great promise for leadership and advancing the practice of serious journalism in difficult times.” Read more

Nieman Journalism Lab launches Encyclo

News May 18, 2011

The Nieman Journalism Lab has created a new digital encyclopedia that includes entries on all the key players and issues affecting the future of news today. Encyclo is an online resource for those interested in learning more about the organizations shaping journalism’s rapid, sometimes tumultuous evolution. Read more

Nieman Foundation calls for release of journalist Dorothy Parvaz in Syria

News May 6, 2011

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is calling for information and assistance in obtaining the release of journalist Dorothy Parvaz, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, who is being held in Syria. Parvaz, who works for Al Jazeera, hasn’t been heard from since she landed in Damascus on assignment on Friday, April 29. Syrian officials have informed the news organization that they are holding her. Read more

Nieman supporter Bill Taylor dies at 78

News May 2, 2011

William Osgood Taylor II, a longtime friend and supporter of the Nieman Foundation, has died in Boston after a lengthy illness. Taylor was the fourth member of his family to run The Boston Globe and oversaw the sale of the paper to The New York Times Co. in 1993. Read more