The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has selected 24 journalists as members of the 77th class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes journalists who work around the globe as reporters, editors, columnists, bureau chiefs, digital leaders and news executives in print, broadcast and online media. They will study at Harvard University during the 2014-15 academic year.
Nieman additionally invites a cohort of visiting fellows to campus for shorter periods of time during the year to work on research projects designed to advance journalism.
The Nieman Foundation has supported and mentored more than 1,400 accomplished journalists from 93 countries since its founding in 1938. In recent years, as the mechanisms of journalism have changed, the fellowship too has expanded to encourage innovation, experimentation with digital and social media and other collaborative ventures designed to transform and strengthen the news industry. In addition to taking classes during their time at Harvard, fellows attend Nieman seminars, workshops and master classes and work closely with classmates, Harvard scholars and other leading thinkers and trendsetters in the Cambridge area.
The new class includes the first Cuban Nieman Fellow.