Board Members

Front row, from left: Lorie Conway, William Wheatley, Jr. (President), Lindsay Miller, Bob Giles (Curator), Jennifer 8 Lee, Cecilia Alvear, Mac Deford, Katie King.

Back row, from left: Alex Jones, Nicco Mele, John Carroll, Emily O'Reilly, Joseph Bower, Norman Robinson, Mark Ethridge, Michael Skoler, Carolyn Curiel, Sam Fulwood III, Gregory Brock, Margaret Engel, Ernie Suggs, Gigi Georges.

Not pictured: Rosental Alves, George de Lama, Thomas Eisenmann, Paula Fray, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Tim Golden, Rami Khouri, Tom Regan, Lou Ureneck.


President: William O. Wheatley, Jr., Executive Committee Member
Retired executive vice president, NBC News (1977 Nieman Fellow)

Vice President: Lorie Conway, Executive Committee Member
Documentary filmmaker and producer, Boston Film & Video Productions
(1994 Nieman Fellow)

Secretary: Joseph L. Bower, Executive Committee Member
Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Board Members

Cecilia Alvear, Executive Committee Member

Independent multimedia producer. Former president, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and retired NBC News producer (1989 Nieman Fellow)

Rosental Alves
Professor and Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication, University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism; Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (1988 Nieman Fellow)

Gregory E. Brock
Senior editor/standards, The New York Times (1994 Nieman Fellow)

John Carroll
Former editor, Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun (1972 Nieman Fellow)

Ambassador Carolyn Curiel
Clinical professor of communication and chief of staff to the president, Purdue University

Thomas (Mac) Deford

George de Lama
External relations advisor, Inter-American Development Bank (1992 Nieman Fellow)

Thomas Eisenmann
William J. Abernathy Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Margaret Engel
Director, Alicia Patterson Foundation (1979 Nieman Fellow)

Mark Ethridge, Executive Committee Member
President, Carolina Parenting Magazines (1986 Nieman Fellow)

Paula Fray
Regional director for Africa, Inter Press Service (2001 Nieman Fellow)

Sam Fulwood III
Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (1994 Nieman Fellow)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor; Director, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Gigi Georges
Partner, The Glover Park Group

Robert Giles, Executive Committee Member
Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard (1966 Nieman Fellow)

Tim Golden
Senior writer, The New York Times (1996 Nieman Fellow)

John Harwood
Chief Washington correspondent, CNBC, and political writer, The New York Times (1990 Nieman Fellow)

Alex Jones
Director, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy: Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (1982 Nieman Fellow)

Rami Khouri
Editor-at-large, The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon; Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut (2002 Nieman Fellow)

Katie King
Senior product manager, portal & partnerships, Microsoft/MSN UK (1994 Nieman Fellow)

Jennifer 8. Lee
Journalist, author and consultant

Nicco Mele
Adjunct lecturer in public policy, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Lindsay Miller, Executive Committee Member
Freelance writer/editor (1988 Nieman Fellow)

Emily O’Reilly
Ombudsman and information commissioner for Ireland (1988 Nieman Fellow)

Tom Regan
Principal Editor, (1992 Nieman Fellow)

Norman Robinson
News anchor/reporter, WDSU-TV (1989 Nieman Fellow)

Michael Skoler, Executive Committee Member
Vice president, Interactive Media at Public Radio International (PRI) (1993 Nieman Fellow)

Ernie Suggs
Civil rights and race reporter, The Atlanta Journal Constitution (2009 Nieman Fellow)

Lou Ureneck
Professor of journalism, Boston University’s College of Communication (1995 Nieman Fellow)

Emeritus Member
Murrey Marder
Retired chief diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post, and sponsor of the Nieman Watchdog Project, (1950 Nieman Fellow)

The Nieman Foundation is grateful for the dedicated service of the board members who stepped down this year after completing their terms: H. Brandt Ayers, Jerelyn Eddings, Charles Ferguson, Sharon King Hoge, George Irish, Gregory Moore and John Seigenthaler.