Schedule of Events

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Friday, Sept. 27
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Lippmann House
Directions to
Lippmann House »
7 - 9 p.m. Soundings
Six Nieman Fellows tell their stories. Emceed by Geneva Overholser, NF ’86
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University

  • Ameto Akpe, NF ’14, senior reporter for BusinessDay in Nigeria
  • Brett Anderson, NF ’13, restaurant critic and features writer, The Times-Picayune
  • Robert Blau, NF ’97, executive editor for projects and investigations, Bloomberg News
  • Alfredo Corchado, NF ’09, Mexico bureau chief, The Dallas Morning News
  • I. Roberto Eisenmann, Jr., NF ’86, founding editor and former publisher of La Prensa, Panama
  • Gwen Thompkins, NF ’11, host of WWNO’s “Music Inside Out”
Directions to
Paine Concert Hall »
Saturday, Sept. 28
Day Program - The Charles Hotel Directions to
The Charles Hotel »
8:15 - 9 a.m. Check-In, Light Breakfast  
9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome:
  • Ann Marie Lipinski
    Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, NF ’90
  • Maggie Jones
    Co-Chair, 75th Alumni Planning Committee, NF ’12
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. The 90-Minute Nieman | Live Blog »
Seven big thinkers present their big ideas
  • Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard and staff writer for The New Yorker
    Introduction by Dina Kraft, NF ’12
  • William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University
    Introduction by Fernando Berguido, NF ‘11
  • Katie Hinde, assistant professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and author of the blog "Mammals Suck … Milk!"
    Introduction by Katrin Bennhold, NF ‘13
  • Ethan Zuckerman, director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media
    Introduction by Jeb Sharp, NF ’06
  • Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
    Introduction by Simon Wilson, NF ’08
  • Nicco Mele, adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and author of "The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath"
    Introduction by Paula Molina, NF ’13
  • Nancy Koehn, historian and James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    Introduction by Jonathan Blakley, NF ‘12


10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Break  
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Master of the Craft | Live Blog »
  • The Washington Post’s Anne Hull, NF ’95, in conversation with LBJ biographer Robert Caro, NF ’66
    Introduction by John Harwood, NF ’90, Nieman Advisory Board chair
12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch  
2 - 2:45 p.m. Presentation of the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence | Live Blog »
  • Bill Kovach, NF ’89, Nieman curator 1990-2000, will present the 2013 I.F. Stone Medal to investigative journalist Jane Mayer of The New Yorker
2:45 - 3 p.m. Break  
3 - 4:30 p.m. Innovations in Storytelling | Live Blog » Introduction by Tim Golden, NF '96

Dorothy Wickenden
, NF ’89, executive editor of The New Yorker, in conversation with:
Evening Program - The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Directions to
The Museum of Fine Arts »
7 - 11 p.m. Dinner
Cocktail reception from 7 - 8 p.m.
Guests are welcome to view the Art of the Americas Wing until 11 p.m.

Buses will depart from the Charles Hotel at 6:15 p.m.

Buses to the Museum of Fine Arts will be parked in front of The Charles Hotel on Bennett St. near the lower courtyard. To board, exit through the reception desk lobby on the first floor and turn right toward the Kennedy School. Or you may use the exit near the Noir restaurant.

Buses will begin to return to The Charles Hotel immediately after dinner with the last bus leaving the MFA at 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Farewell Brunch
Walter Lippmann House
Directions to
Lippmann House »
Noon - 1 p.m. Optional Tour of Harvard's Gates with Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune architecture critic and NF ’13