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Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation for study at Harvard University 2020-2021

The Nieman Foundation and Harvard University are pleased to announce the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation 2020-2021,  a collective product of the interests shared by both institutes around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space.

The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation and Harvard University, as both institutes have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community. During their study, Nieman Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism brings the students to Harvard to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to Journalism.

Applications are now open for the fellowship and students applying should note that proposals being accepted from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.

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About Nieman Foundation

The Nieman Foundation houses a dynamic set of initiatives to promote and elevate the standards of journalism and educate and support those poised to make important contributions to its future. We do this through our fellowship programs; our publications, online and in-print; and programming that convenes some of the leading thinkers of our time. Nieman began as a fellowship for select journalists who were invited to spend an academic year at Harvard in pursuit of individual study plans to strengthen their knowledge and leadership skills. Since 1938, the program has awarded Nieman fellowship... read more


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Aim and Benefits of Nieman Foundation Postgraduates

Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $75,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs. The Nieman Foundation also provides allowances for childcare and health insurance
based on the number and ages of family members. Nieman additionally covers the cost of attending Harvard classes for fellows and their affiliates


Requirements for Nieman Foundation Postgraduates Qualification

The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants. Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.


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Application Deadline

December 1, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Nieman Foundation on nieman.slideroom.com to apply

Candidates who want to apply for the 2020-2021 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.  Learn how to apply.

Application deadlines:

  1. International journalists: Dec. 1, 2019
  2. U.S. journalists (U.S. citizens): Jan. 31, 2020

All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package:

  1. two essays
  2. a professional profile and study plan summary
  3. work samples and 
  4. three letters of recommendation.

Candidates for the Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism complete the Abrams Nieman Fellowship online application, which includes the same requirements as listed above as well as a project proposal.

For more details, please visit the scholarship website here


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