The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard houses a dynamic set of initiatives to promote and elevate the standards of journalism and educate and support those poised to make important contributions to its future. We do this through our fellowship programs; our publications, online and in -print; and programming that convenes some of the leading thinkers of our time.
More than 1,400 journalists from 93 countries have been awarded Nieman fellowships since 1938. Recently we added a short-term visiting fellowship for individuals with a specific project to enhance journalism who would like to spend up to 12 weeks at Harvard advancing their idea. Visiting fellows have included digital innovators, technologists, academics, and journalists from the U.S. and abroad.
Nieman’s publications include:
- Nieman Lab, an online reporting enterprise focused on the future of news and innovation. Nieman Lab has a staff of reporters writing daily about the most significant developments in journalism and has become a leading source of news about digital media for an audience around the world.
- Nieman Reports, a website and print quarterly that explores contemporary journalism’s most important challenges and provides a forum for the industry’s leading voices on issues of ethics, values, innovation and more. It also serves as a town square for Nieman’s global alumni network.
- Nieman Storyboard, a website that showcases exceptional narrative journalism and the art and craft of reported storytelling. Storyboard has become an important gathering place for the top practitioners of narrative journalism to talk about what works and why.
From our speakers
A Shorenstein Center paper by Jackie Calmes:
- “They Don’t Give a Damn about Governing” — Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party
- Background Information
Jeff Young recommends:
The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team:
- A look at its award-winning investigative coverage, and the movie based on its reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Column writing examples:
- MAKING PROGRESS
- Keeping the Content Machine Whirring
- Stephen Maher- A 1935 letter found in shed reveals suffering and anguish residential schools created
- Just a minute of your time, please
John Wihbey on data journalism:
- How do I get data about my college? Tips for journalism students on higher education sources, databases
- Getting started with data visualization: A quick primer to jump-start the process
From Vicky Diaz-Camacho and Katie Kutsko at The University Daily Kansan
- Four goals for the University Daily Kansan (and how we’ll accomplish them)
- ‘Brilliant jerks’ no longer welcome as Kansas college daily heralds ‘kick-ass’ first week
- Why student journalists at University of Kansas filed a federal lawsuit
- The University Daily Kansan’s funding will stay at $45K this year. What does it mean for us?