Editor and author James Geary, a 2012 Nieman Fellow, has been selected as the deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. In this position he will serve as editor of Nieman Reports, oversee other Nieman print and online publications and manage a range of duties related to the Nieman Fellowship program and the foundation’s journalism outreach efforts.
Geary has been living and working in Europe for the past 23 years. After finishing his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard this past summer, he returned to London where he was the founding editor-in-chief of The World Weekly, a new international print news magazine made up of original journalism and syndicated content from publications around the world. He was also a contributing editor for The European Daily, a new website devoted to covering the news from a distinctly European perspective.
Geary is also the former editor of the European edition of Time as well as Ode, a U.S.-Dutch magazine about positive change. During his tenure as editor of Ode, the publication won three Gold Eddies and one silver Eddie, given out by Folio Magazine, and three Maggie Awards, awarded by the Western Publishers Association. His story for Popular Science on the murder of Alexander Litvinenko was selected for inclusion in the “Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007” anthology.