The Nieman Foundation for Journalism announced Tuesday that 24 journalists have been selected for the 2017 class of Nieman Fellows, ranging from reporters and filmmakers, to news executives.
Five finalists and the winner of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism discussed their projects and perspectives in front of a crowded room at the Kennedy School.
Walter Issacson gives the keynote address at the Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism hosted by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy on Thursday evening evening. Issacson, who is also a Harvard Overseer, accepted the 2016 Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.
“You can write yourself out of anything,” I tell myself as a sort of mantra while I struggle to type up a simple, short lab report for my graduation-requirement science class, one that’s clearly designed for humanities majors but still manages to leave me with a backpack full of returned tests covered in inky red X’s.
While response rates to public opinion polls have plummeted from more than 90 percent in the 1930s to the low single digits today, professor Jill Lepore argued that polls are paradoxically affecting American elections more than ever.
“This is the best film about journalism in Vietnam that I’ve ever seen,” former CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer said during the discussion. “This is what real journalism is about and you saw it in this film tonight.”
When Adler’s writing coheres into something merciless yet moral, centrist yet radical, it soars. “After the Tall Timber” is almost always an absorbing, enlivening read.
Alex S. Jones, the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, moderates the annual Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism celebrating works that encourage improved debate about public service and government. Jones, who will retire in July, moderated the awards for the last time as the director of the Shorenstein Center.