Friday, March 31, 2017

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Open house at The Harvard Crimson
14 Plympton St., Cambridge, Mass. | map
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
1 Francis Ave., Cambridge, Mass. | map
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Opening remarks and dinner
  • Ann Marie Lipinski, curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, 1990 Nieman Fellow
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Keynote address and conversation
  • Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent, The New York Times
Introduction by Derek K. Choi, president, The Harvard Crimson

Saturday, April 1, 2017

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast and networking
9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
9:40 – 10:30 a.m.
10 Things College Journalists Should Know About the Media World Today
  • Joshua Benton, director, Nieman Journalism Lab, 2008 Nieman Fellow
Introduction by Andrew M. Duehren, managing editor, The Harvard Crimson
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Art of the Interview
  • Lisa Mullins, the voice of WBUR’s “All Things Considered,” 2010 Nieman Fellow
  • Heidi Vogt, correspondent, The Wall Street Journal, 2017 Nieman Fellow
Introduction by Jalin P. Cunningham, associate managing editor, The Harvard Crimson
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Press Rights Primer
  • Frank LoMonte, executive director, the Student Press Law Center
Introduction by Daphne C. Thompson, associate managing editor, The Harvard Crimson
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Networking lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions with 2017 Nieman Fellows (choose one):
  • Covering Underserved Communities
    Felicia Fonseca: Northern Arizona correspondent, The Associated Press and Lolly Bowean, general assignment reporter, Chicago Tribune

    The job of journalists is to cover their communities. To do it well, we must know those communities and their histories and include their voices in the news. In this workshop, you will learn best practices for approaching minority communities.

  • Finding Stories in Data
    Tyler Dukes, investigative reporter, WRAL News, Raleigh, N.C.

    We’ll discuss practical tips on how to get your hands on good data, analyze it and use it to find unique story ideas on any beat, whether you’re reporting from a private or a public university. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the tools and techniques used by some of the country’s best data journalists and examine how newsrooms small and large turn ideas into blockbuster stories for broadcast, print and the web.Assisted by Jeneé Osterheldt, lifestyle and culture columnist, The Kansas City Star

  • Breaking Into Journalism
    Katherine Goldstein, New York City-based digital journalist and recent editor of

    This workshop will focus on the realities of breaking into the competitive world of journalism. We’ll discuss how to stand out among large pools of applicants for internship and entry-level positions, with a focus on the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing. Participants are also encouraged to bring a copy of their resume for group discussion and feedback. Students will leave the workshop with concrete advice and insider tips on how to get a foot in the door.

2:30 – 2:40 p.m.
2:40 – 3:45 p.m.
Encouraging Newsrooms to Reflect the Communities They Cover
  • Lewis W. Diuguid, longtime editorial writer for The Kansas City Star, recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism, 2017 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow
Introduction by Leah S. Yared, news writer and co-lead of the diversity and inclusivity committee, The Harvard Crimson
3:45 – 3:55 p.m.
3:55 – 4:45 p.m.
Student Lightning Round: Learn From Your Peers
  • Short presentations from student participants/Q&A. Find out how college publications are keeping up with trends in print and online, getting creative and increasing online traffic. Got a question? Here’s where you’ll find answers.
Moderator: Felicia Fonseca, 2017 Nieman Fellow
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Final thoughts and comments