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“The Sense of Being Somewhere Else”

Nieman Notes July 31, 2014

Robert L. Drew, NF ’55, an award-winning innovator in broadcast journalism whose documentaries about John F. Kennedy helped define the cinéma vérité style of filmmaking, died on Wednesday at his home in Connecticut. He was 90. Read more

NPR’s Margot Adler, NF ’82: Building Community with Kindness

Nieman Notes July 28, 2014

NPR reporter Margot Adler has died in New York following a long battle with cancer. A member of the Nieman Class of 1982, she was a recognizable voice on NPR’s airwaves for more than three decades, covering stories as wide ranging as the AIDS epidemic, confrontations involving the Ku Klux Klan and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Read more

Stories of a Changing American South

Nieman Notes July 28, 2014

John Seigenthaler leaves in his wake a cadre of journalists—working with him, around him and for him over the past 75 years—whom he helped shape to understand that their work required a commitment to a set of standards. It required an aggressive search for facts. Aggressive, he said, “Because they are the facts people make life decisions on.” Read more

It’s time to apply for a visiting Nieman Fellowship

News July 21, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard wants to hear your idea for making journalism better. Apply for a visiting fellowship spend up to 12 weeks brainstorming with experts on campus and our innovative Nieman Fellows. Journalists and those interested in helping the news industry welcome to apply. Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 29. Read more