Nieman Journalism Fellowships at Harvard

Jan 10, 2012

Both American and international journalists can apply for a series of Nieman Foundation Fellowships for a year of learning, exploration and networking at Harvard University.  Nieman Fellowships are awarded to print, broadcast and online reporters, editors, photographers, producers, editorial writers and cartoonists with at least five years of full-time, professional experience in the news media.

One is the Reynolds Fellowships in Community Journalism, offered to journalists who work at a U.S. daily or weekly newspaper with a circulation less than 50,000, or those doing online work for community newspaper. Another is the Arts & Culture Reporting Fellowship, which recognizes the work of journalists who strive to influence greater public appreciation of the arts. Several other specialized journalism fellowships are on offer.

Nieman Fellows live on campus for a year and have the opportunity to audit Harvard courses and participate in weekly seminars and talks by Harvard faculty and leading journalists, as well as writing and multi-media workshops.  Each Monday evening one Fellow tells his or her story and hosts an informal meal afterward, affectionately known as a “Sounding”. The seminar room is packed for each Sounding, testimony to its standing as one of the most popular parts of the program.

“You have no bosses, no deadlines, no pressures. The country’s greatest university says come for an academic year, we like you, and study whatever you want. Broaden your horizons, stretch your mind.” – Nieman Curator Howard Simons, 1989

What more do you need to know? Applications are due January 31, 2012.