New fellows selected at Nieman Foundation

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The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has selected 24 journalists as members of the 76th class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University. The group includes reporters, editors, columnists, digital media leaders and producers in print, broadcast and online who work around the globe and across media platforms.

Announcing the class, Nieman Curator Ann Marie Lipinski said, “They are extraordinary journalists who have much to offer each other and the broader Harvard community interested in the future of journalism. As Nieman celebrates its 75th year, it is exciting to witness the ways in which these fellows are working to uphold journalism’s highest standards while focused on innovations for radically shifting audiences, technologies, and business models.”

During their time on campus, Nieman Fellows study with some of Harvard’s most distinguished scholars, participate in Nieman seminars, master classes and workshops and work on collaborative projects with other fellows, Harvard faculty and leading thinkers in the Cambridge area.

Those who helped select the new class included Lipinski, a Nieman Fellow in 1990; Amanda Bennett, executive editor of the Projects and Investigations Unit, Bloomberg News; David Joyner, vice president for content, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., and a 2012 Nieman Fellow; Nicco Mele, lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School; the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s managing director Colin Maclay, research director Robert Faris and manager of community programs Rebecca Tabasky; Nieman deputy curator James Geary, a 2012 Nieman Fellow, and Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab a Nieman Fellow in 2008.