Nieman Foundation announces fellows in class of 2012

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The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected 24 journalists from the United States and abroad to become the 74th class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes journalists who work for newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online news organizations.

Announcing the news, Nieman Foundation curator Bob Giles said “The class of 2012 includes journalists who have reported from around the globe on an extraordinarily wide range of topics and, in many cases, under dangerous circumstances. They will bring diverse interests and experiences that will enrich one another and the Harvard community. This new class of fellows holds great promise for leadership and advancing the practice of serious journalism in difficult times.”

Former Chicago Tribune editor Ann Marie Lipinski, a 1990 Nieman Fellow, will take over as Nieman curator when Giles retires at the end of June.

Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation administers the oldest midcareer fellowship program for journalists in the world. Working journalists of accomplishment and promise are selected to come to Harvard for a year of study, seminars and special events. More than 1,300 journalists from 91 countries have received Nieman Fellowships.