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Nieman’s 80th Anniversary Reunion Weekend

Schedule

Friday, October 12

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Opening reception at Lippmann House
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Nieman Live! at The Memorial Church
Nieman alumni in a theatrical presentation of alumni stories exploring why and how journalism makes a difference
  • Ann Marie Lipinski, NF ’90, curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
    Welcome
  • Jeneé Osterheldt, NF ’17, culture writer, The Boston Globe
    Your Friendly Newsroom Angry Black Woman
  • Christopher Weyant, NF ’16, cartoonist, The New Yorker and The Boston Globe
    Code Orange: Political Cartooning in the Trump Era
  • Ying Chan, NF ’96, journalist, educator and e-learning advocate
    Crossing Boundaries from New York to China and the World
  • Alastair Moock, singer-songwriter
    The Ballad of William Worthy
  • Philip Meyer, NF ’67, journalist, author and educator
    A Pioneer in Precision Journalism (video interview with Stuart Watson, NF ’08)
  • 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
    The Niemans: One Family, Two Generations
  • Eli Reed, NF ’83, photojournalist, Magnum Photos
    A Long Walk Home
  • Issac Bailey, NF ’14, journalist, columnist and author
    Finding My Voice
  • Marcela Turati, NF ’17, Mexican investigative journalist, founder of Periodistas de a Pie and Quinto Elemento Lab
    Defending Journalism is a Fight for Life
  • Rev. Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and 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 and head of strategy at The Guardian US, NF’13
  • Bharat N. Anand, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; senior associate dean of HBX, the school’s digital learning initiative; and vice provost for advances in learning at Harvard University
    The Content Trap 
    Introduction: Fungai Tichawangana, NF ’16, writer, photographer, digital journalist (Zimbabwe)
  • 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
    Network Propaganda: Is technology at the root of epistemic crises in 21st century democracies?
    Introduction: Michael Anti, NF ’08, founder of Caixin Globus (China)
  • Sarah Lewis, assistant professor at Harvard in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies

    What is the Relationship Between Images and Justice in American Life?
    Introduction: Lolly Bowean, NF ’17, Chicago Tribune reporter
  • 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
    Minding Making
    Introduction: Mary Schmich, NF ’96, Metro columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Brenda Starr writer
  • Anupam Jena, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Thinking Differently: Natural Experiments in Health Care
    Introduction: Deborah Schoch, NF ’00, health and science writer
  • 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)
    Making Change When Change Is Hard
    Introduction: Karin Pettersson, NF ’17, director of public policy at Schibsted Media Group (Sweden)
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
Moderator: Margarita Martinez, NF ’09, Colombian documentary filmmaker
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch at Lippmann House
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Journalism and Activism A roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Stephen Engelberg, editor-in-chief of ProPublica
  • John Harwood, NF ’90, editor at large for CNBC
  • Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor of Teen Vogue
Moderator: Indira Lakshmanan, NF ’04, executive editor of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Buses leave from Charles Hotel to Boston Public Library
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Reception and dinner at the Boston Public Library

Sunday, October 14

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