Features

Who Owns the News in Indonesia?

By Features December 11, 2014

A couple months before Indonesia’s presidential election last July, all the members of the VIVAnews editorial board received a strongly-worded e-mail. The sender was the popular news site’s boss, Anindra Ardiansyah Bakrie, known as “Ardie,” the son of Indonesian … Read more

5 Questions for Jonathan Zittrain

Features November 17, 2014

Jonathan Zittrain is a professor of law and computer science at Harvard who examines issues of privacy and fairness in the digital world. He is co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for the Internet & Society and of Chilling … Read more

5 Questions for NPR Correspondent Deborah Amos

Features October 24, 2014

Deborah Amos has been reporting from war zones and sharing the stories of those affected by conflict since 1982. An international correspondent for NPR, she recently returned from covering the impact of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) … Read more

Harvard’s House of Blues

By Features October 14, 2014

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King told Nieman Fellows about his hardscrabble beginnings and played for them one afternoon at Lippmann House back in the fall of 1980. That visit came about through the efforts of Bulgarian journalist and … Read more

5 Questions for Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times

Features October 6, 2014

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is currently teaching narrative nonfiction at Harvard, where she received her undergraduate degree in 1976. She was an investigative reporter and deputy Washington bureau chief with the Wall Street Journal from 1988 to 1997 before moving to The Times, where she served as Washington bureau chief, managing editor and, ultimately, executive editor. As a Harvard senior, Abramson was arts editor of the Harvard Independent. She met with the current class of Nieman Fellows for a discussion about female newsroom leadership, the future of foreign correspondents and the Obama administration’s legal pursuit of journalists. Read more

Plus ça change…

By Features September 11, 2014

Of all the papers and newsmagazines in France, one in particular should have been well prepared for the challenges of this digital era: Libération. With its witty headlines, striking photo portraits, and its passionate and often provocative coverage of … Read more