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Star Studded Cast of Journalists, Artists, Celebrate Pulitzer Centennial

Some of journalism's biggest names commanding the nation’s most pressing news stories, along with dozens of renowned writers and artists, flocked Sanders Theatre this weekend for a star studded celebration of the Pulitzer Prize’s 100-year anniversary.


Washington Post's Rezaian Named Among 2017 Nieman Fellows

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.


Longtime Shorenstein Center Director To Depart

Alex S. Jones, who will depart in July, joined the center in 2000, making him its longest-serving director. Before coming to Harvard, Jones was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times and a host for NPR’s “On the Media” and PBS’s “Media Matters.”


Osnos At the Lippmann House

Evan Osnos '98, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for The New Yorker, gives a speech on modern Chinese society at the Walter Lippmann House on Thursday evening. The packed dinner event was filled with Harvard faculty, including many China experts.


Locked Away: A Tour of Harvard Yard’s Neglected Gates

The first day of classes this year, I became confused when I tried to exit Canaday through the large semi-circular gates behind the dorm. The gates were locked. How odd.


The Future of Journalism

In this day and age, information abounds, but it is increasingly difficult to discern what information is accurate and reliable. What does this mean for the future of journalism? FM decided to ask the experts. Luckily, 24 of the world’s most accomplished journalists are right here at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism, which celebrated its 75th anniversary this weekend. We asked some of the Nieman Fellows to describe in 100 words what they envision for the journalism of tomorrow.


LBJ biographer Robert Caro, Nieman Fellow ’66, shares anecdotes from his career in an interview with The Washington Post's Anne Hull, Nieman Fellow '95. The Nieman Foundation celebrated its 75th anniversary at The Charles Hotel on Saturday.


Nieman Foundation Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Robert A. Caro, a 1966 Nieman Fellow and an acclaimed biographer of Lyndon B. Johnson, described his decades-long journey of uncovering the former president’s life and political career in front of an audience of other Nieman Fellows as part of the Nieman Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Celebration.


A class of 12 U.S. reporters and 12 international journalists will study at the Walter Lippman House, home to the Nieman Foundation, in the upcoming academic year. The Nieman Fellows will temporarily leave their careers to research and study at Harvard.


Nieman Foundation Names Class of 2014 Fellows

The Nieman Foundation of Journalism has named 24 journalists from across the globe to the 2013-2014 class of Nieman Fellows, who will take temporary leaves from their journalism careers to study at Harvard.


Nieman Fellow David Abel chronicles his experience at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where he was filming a documentary, during a panel at the Nieman Foundation on Wednesday evening. Initially, he thought the first explosion 10 feet away from him was a system malfunction; but after the second bomb, just like when the second plane hit the Second Tower, he knew it was an attack.


Seth Mnookin details his experience listening to the Boston Police Scanner after hearing about the death of Officer Sean Collier throughout the night until 6 am in Watertown. As a Graduate Student at MIT studying Scientific Writing, he was an active tweeter logging the event for the New Yorker.


Journalists Discuss Impact of Social Media on Recent Coverage

Speaking at a panel discussion at the Walter Lippmann House Wednesday evening, several professional journalists said that Twitter fundamentally shaped the way they covered the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing shootout and manhunt.


Junot Diaz at Nieman Foundation

Acclaimed author Junot Diaz addresses the audience at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. The room reached capacity a few minutes before the event began and many students were turned away.


Shooting Ghosts

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas James Brennan discusses overcoming PTSD after serving in Afghanistan, Monday evening in the Barker Center. Brennan and his co-panelist, Nieman fellow and photojournalist Finbarr O’Reilly, also spoke of their upcoming book about the development of their friendship and the repercussions of psychological trauma upon their return from the war.


An Interview with Nieman Fellow Jen B. McDonald

Each year, Harvard’s Nieman Foundation rewards fellowships to 24 journalists who then spend a year taking classes at Harvard. Among this year’s prestigious crop of fellows is Jennifer B. McDonald, an editor at The New York Times Book Review.


Writer Gay Talese Defends 'New Journalism'

Esteemed writer Gay Talese—considered one of the fathers of the “new journalism” style in the 1960s—spoke to a crowd of fans and writers about narrative journalism in Boylston Hall on Friday.


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