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The Boston Public Library’s historic Bates Hall is the venue for Nieman’s 80th anniversary dinner

Nieman’s 80th Anniversary Reunion Weekend


Friday, October 12

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Opening reception at Lippmann House
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Nieman Live! at Memorial Church
Nieman alumni in a theatrical presentation of alumni stories exploring why and how journalism makes a difference.

  • Jeneé Osterheldt, NF ’17, culture reporter, The Boston Globe
  • Christopher Weyant, NF ’16, cartoonist, The New Yorker
  • Ying Chan, NF ’96, founding director, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, Hong Kong
  • Music: Ballad of William Worthy, (a 1957 Nieman), performed by Alastair Moock
  • Philip Meyer, NF ’67, author of “Precision Journalism: A Reporter’s Introduction to Social Science Methods” (video recording)
  • Ann and Bill Marimow: A conversation between father/daughter Niemans
    Ann Marimow, NF ’15, legal affairs reporter, The Washington Post and Bill Marimow, NF ’83, vice president and director of strategic development, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Eli Reed, NF ’83, photojournalist, Magnum Photos
  • Issac Bailey, NF ’14, journalism professor and contributor to, and Nieman Reports
  • Marcela Turati, NF ’17, Mexican journalist, founder of Periodistas de a Pie and Quinto Elemento Lab
  • Rev. Jonathan Walton, Pusey Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church
    Closing Remarks

Saturday, October 13

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The 90-minute Nieman at the Science Center
Introduction: Jane Spencer, deputy editor for strategy, Guardian US, NF’13

  • Bharat N. Anand, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; senior associate dean, HBX
  • Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
  • Sarah Lewis, assistant professor at Harvard in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies
  • Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Johnson-Kulukundis Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  • Anupam Jena, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School; and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
A conversation with Juan Manuel Santos
Nobel Peace Prize winner, former president of Colombia and a 1988 Nieman Fellow
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch at Lippmann House
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
An exploration of some of the most pressing issues in journalism
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Buses leave from Charles Hotel to Boston Public Library
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Reception at the Boston Public Library
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Nieman’s 80th anniversary dinner

Sunday, October 14

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brunch at Lippmann House