1. A Conversation with Susan Orlean

    Talks April 13, 2016

    Join us for a conversation with best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean. She’ll speak with 2016 Nieman Fellow Kim Tingley, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, about the craft of narrative nonfiction. Read more

  2. Telling True Stories – Chinese translation

    January 20, 2016

    The popular narrative writers’ guide Telling True Stories has been translated into Chinese to serve the growing number of Chinese journalists practicing longform narrative storytelling. Announcing the news, Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski said “The translation was a response to … Read more

  3. Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation

    Talks October 6, 2015

    As part of inaugural HUBweek events in Boston, the Nieman Foundation hosted a special evening of storytelling in historic Faneuil Hall on Oct. 6. “Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation” featured seven of the area’s best journalists, authors and innovators who offered behind-the-scene perspectives on stories that originated in Boston and reverberated around the world. Read more

  4. Julius Duscha, NF ’56, dies at age 90

    Nieman Notes July 31, 2015

    Julius Duscha, a 1956 Nieman Fellow and the first assistant director of Stanford’s journalism fellowship program, passed away in San Francisco on July 2, 2015 at the age of 90. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1924, Duscha began … Read more

  5. Jenny Nordberg, Harold Holzer and Dan Egan Win the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

    Awards April 2, 2015

    The recipients of the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards include groundbreaking reporting on bacha posh, the practice of girls raised as boys in Afghanistan, by Jenny Nordberg; a revealing account of Abraham Lincoln’s complex relationship with the press by Harold Holzer; and an eye-opening work by Dan Egan investigating how invasive species have threatened the existence of the Great Lakes. Read more

  6. Patricia O’Brien, NF ’74, Pens Novel

    Nieman Notes March 30, 2015

    Patricia O’Brien, writing under the pen name “Kate Alcott,” authored a novel “A Touch of Stardust,” which was published by Doubleday in February. The book peeks behind the scenes of the classic movie “Gone with the Wind” and … Read more

  7. Jonathan Yardley, NF ’69, Retires

    Nieman Notes February 17, 2015

     Jonathan Yardley, a book critic for The Washington Post for 33 years, retired in December. After writing 3,000 reviews, he’s ready to read purely for pleasure. He is a 1969 Nieman Fellow and the author of two biographies and a … Read more