Monday, February 16, 2009

Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism,
A Refuge for Former Plain Dealer Reporters

Former PD columnist Sam Fulwood, Jr., a onetime Nieman fellow, argues in the excellent Nieman Watchdog on behalf of newspapers establishing a race beat. Meanwhile, his former colleague, reporter Andrea Simakis (also a veteran of the Village Voice) is a current Nieman fellow, studying U.S. immigration and refugee policy and its impact on how newcomers learn and navigate American culture. The fellowship was established in 1937, during the depths of the Great Depression, through an extraordinary $1 million bequest to Harvard. Nieman also hosts an annual conference on narrative journalism, which our friend Maria Shine Stewart reported on here last year.


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