Nieman News

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has announced the named fellowships for the Nieman class of 2022. These fellowships are supported by foundation grants and endowed funds that provide important financial assistance to journalists from the United States and abroad.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will support three journalists as the 2022 Knight Latin American Nieman Fellows. They are Jorge Caraballo Cordovez, a Colombian journalist and growth editor at “Radio Ambulante,” NPR’s only podcast in Spanish; Patricia Laya, the Venezuela bureau chief for Bloomberg News; and Natalia Viana, the co-founder and executive director of Agência Pública, Brazil’s first nonprofit investigative journalism outlet. The Knight Foundation has funded dozens of Nieman Fellowships for journalists from Latin America since 1981.

Choy Yuk-ling (who also uses the name Bao Choy), an investigative journalist and video producer based in Hong Kong and Caelainn Barr, an Irish journalist and the data projects editor at The Guardian in London, have been named as Murrey Marder Nieman Fellows in Watchdog Journalism. The fellowship honors the memory of Murrey Marder, a longtime Washington Post reporter and 1950 Nieman Fellow who funded and helped found the Nieman Watchdog Project.

Caelainn Barr additionally has been named as the William Montalbano Nieman Fellow. Montalbano was a 1970 Nieman Fellow and a prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter who reported from 100 countries during his 38-year career.

Pranav Dixit, a technology correspondent for BuzzFeed News in New Delhi, and Fu Ting, a Thailand-based Chinese journalist who covers Southeast Asia and China’s influence abroad for The Associated Press, are the Ruth Cowan Nash Nieman Fellows. Nash was best known for her work as an Associated Press war correspondent during World War II. She also served as a president of the Washington Press Club.

Fu Ting is also the Atsuko Chiba Nieman Fellow. The Chiba fellowship honors the memory of Atsuko Chiba, a 1968 Nieman Fellow from Japan.

Marisa Palmer, a senior video producer for Business Insider’s news and documentary team who covers business news and police reform, is the Louis Stark Nieman Fellow. The fellowship honors the memory of the New York Times reporter who was a pioneer in the field of labor reporting.

Jakob Moll, co-founder and former CEO of Zetland, a membership-based digital newspaper in Denmark, is the Robert Waldo Ruhl Nieman Fellow. Ruhl, a 1903 Harvard graduate, was editor and publisher of the Medford Mail-Tribune in Oregon from 1911-1967.

Pacinthe Mattar, a Canadian journalist based in Toronto, is the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow. The fellowship is sponsored by the Martin Wise Goodman Trust. A 1962 Nieman Fellow, Goodman was president of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.

Selase Kove-Selyam a digital media producer from Ghana who specializes in the production of investigative documentaries, is the Carroll Binder Nieman Fellow. The Binder Fund honors 1916 Harvard graduate Carroll Binder, who expanded the Chicago Daily News Foreign Service, and his son, Carroll “Ted” Binder, a 1943 Harvard graduate. Kove-Selyam additionally is the Barry Bingham Jr. Nieman Fellow. Bingham, a 1956 Harvard graduate, was the editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times.