The Nieman Foundation for Journalism, a leading global voice in professional journalism education and journalistic innovation for 79 years, has selected 24 journalists as members of the Nieman class of 2017. The group includes reporters, writers, correspondents, editors, producers, columnists, filmmakers, a photographer, a director, digital strategists, and news executives who work around the world. The new Nieman Fellows will begin an academic year of study at Harvard this fall.
Throughout 2016, Nieman additionally is hosting eight Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows for shorter periods to work on research projects designed to advance journalism.
The Nieman Foundation has educated more than 1,500 accomplished journalists from 94 countries since 1938. The fellowship has expanded in recent years to include new collaborative and experimental programs. In addition to taking classes during their time at Harvard, fellows attend Nieman seminars, workshops, and master classes and work on their research with Harvard scholars and other leading thinkers in the Cambridge area.