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Topic “Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard”

Applications open for international journalism fellowship programs in the United States

The following fellowships offered by universities in the United States are a great option for journalists from across the globe looking to hone their multimedia skills or for the space to develop a specific project. 

Each year, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, the John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford, and the Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan offer year-long fellowships that include access to classroom resources and opportunities to connect with international, forward-thinking journalists. Read more »


Latin American journalists team up to cover organized crime, other cross-border topics


Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders. Read more »


Applications now open for Nieman Foundation’s new project-based fellowship

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has announced the creation of a new project-based fellowship that is not restricted to practicing journalists and is intended for shorter visit terms. The foundation is now receiving applications. Read more »


Interview: Journalist Claudia Méndez creates interactive map of homicides in Guatemala City


After finishing a year at Harvard as a Latin American Knight Foundation Nieman fellow, Guatemalan journalist Claudia Méndez Arriaza created an interactive map "A life is a life." The map pinpoints homicides in Guatemala City, and, aside from visualizing the data, also includes the names of the victims in this capital city, one of the 10 most violent places in the world, where in 2011 106 of every 100,000 inhabitants was killed. Méndez was inspired by the journalism organization HomicideWatch, which aims to highlight homicides in Washington, D.C., as well as the International Symposium on Online Journalism conference, organized each year by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

The following is an interview the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas conducted with Claudia Méndez about her experience creating this interactive map with the help of a graphic designer and a programer. Read more »


Q&A: Colombian journalist Carlos Huertas discusses developing transnational journalism as a Harvard Nieman fellow


Colombian journalist Carlos Eduardo Huertas is the investigations editor for the political magazine Semana and the founder of the Newsroom Council, which promotes investigative journalism. In his career as a journalist Huertas has specialized in themes like corruption, human rights and the environment. He has also been involved in many of the magazine's award-winning projects, including the King of Spain in 2008, the Press and Society Institute's Best Corruption Investigative journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean award, and Transparency International's award for investigating the connections between paramilitaries and Colombian politicians. Read more »


Guatemalan, Colombian journalists among Harvard's 2012 class of Nieman Fellows

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has announced the 2012 class of Nieman Fellows, including Claudia Méndez Arriaza of Guatemala's El Periódico newspaper, and Carlos Eduardo Huertas of Colombia's Revista Semana, according to the Nieman Lab. Read more »


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