Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program
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Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
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Nieman Fellowship


A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world.

Those selected for the program spend two full semesters at Harvard auditing classes with some of the university’s greatest thinkers, participating in Nieman events and collaborating with peers.




All applicants for Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience.

Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible to apply.


When appropriate, the applicant’s employer should approve a leave of absence for the academic year (mid-August through May)..

Candidates nominate themselves for Nieman Fellowships by submitting an application and supplementary materials. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.


Monetary Support:  $65,000-covers living costs+ housing, childcare & health insurance allowances


Duration:One year



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