“It’s time to apply for a visiting Nieman Fellowship- The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard wants to hear your idea for making journalism better. They’re inviting you to spend a few weeks working on it in Cambridge.
the deadline for applying is Aug. 29. You can propose a stay at Nieman of up to 12 weeks, either later this year or in 2015.
Who should apply?
Applicants need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. U.S. and international applicants are welcome.
Those who should consider applying include publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics, journalists and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism. The proposed project may be completed during the time spent at Harvard or be part of a larger undertaking. All visiting fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge during their study and present their findings to the Nieman community at the end of their research period.
How is this different from the other Nieman Fellowships?
The Nieman Foundation selects 24 U.S. and international journalists each year to study for 10 months at Harvard, with work organized around the academic calendar. Fellows engage in work both at the university and at the Nieman Foundation designed to enhance their expertise in specific subject areas and enhance their skills as journalists and as leaders.
The Nieman Visiting Fellowship is designed for individuals who are working on shorter-term projects or inquiries who may not be able to spend an academic year at Harvard; who may or may not be journalists; and whose work in support of journalism or journalism models would benefit from concentrated exposure to the assets of Harvard and the Nieman Foundation.
think Journalism needs a new approach- "Those who should consider applying include publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics, journalists and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism"