May 16, 2013
Contact:
Emerson Brown, NPR


   

NPR JOURNALISTS SELECTED BY
KNIGHT-WALLACE, NIEMAN FOUNDATION
FOR 2013-2014 FELLOWSHIPS

STUDIES EXPLORE INNOVATIONS IN DATA ANALYSIS TO FIGHT TERRORISM;
THE BUSINESS OF THE ARTS; AND MODERN CHINESE POLITICAL SYSTEMS

NPR journalists have been selected to participate in prestigious fellowships, to begin in the fall of 2013. Counterterrorism Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston and Senior Editor for All Things Considered Alison MacAdam are both heading to Harvard to partake in the Nieman Fellowship program; and Beijing Correspondent Louisa Lim attends the University of Michigan as a Knight-Wallace Fellow.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard offers fellowships to mid-career journalists, encouraging participants to design an individual course of study to hone their skills and professional knowledge. Temple-Raston will study the intersection of Big Data and intelligence, to better understand how such information might predict events or pinpoint terrorists in the future. MacAdam will spend her year studying the business of the arts – from funding, to legal issues, to the influence of digital innovation.

The Knight-Wallace Fellowship at Michigan provides seasoned journalists the opportunity for reflection and growth through personalized study plans with an emphasis on international dexterity. Lim’s studies will examine the sustainability of China's current political structures.

The current fellows join a growing number of NPR staffers who pursue opportunities to expand their knowledge of a particular field. These most recent Nieman participants follow Boston Correspondent, Chris Arnold, who spent the 2012-2013 school year examining how the housing collapse will shape the future of homeownership, and obstacles to technological innovation in consumer product safety. NPR Berlin Correspondent Eric Westervelt spent the past year as a John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford, exploring new media and advancements in digital international news platforms.

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