The Nieman Foundation for Journalism, training newsroom leaders and fostering journalistic innovation for 78 years, has selected 24 journalists as members of the 2016 class of Nieman Fellows. The group includes reporters, editors, columnists, a political cartoonist, a network producer, bureau chiefs, photographers, digital strategists and news executives who work around the globe in all media. They will begin an academic year of study at Harvard University beginning this fall.
Nieman also will host several Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows for shorter periods throughout the year to work on research projects designed to advance journalism.
The Nieman Foundation has educated more than 1,400 accomplished journalists from 93 countries since 1938. The fellowship has expanded in recent years to include a broad range of collaborative and experimental programs. In addition to taking classes during their time at Harvard, fellows attend Nieman seminars, workshops and master classes and work closely with Harvard scholars and other leading thinkers in the Cambridge area.