Guardian editor to lecture, receive honors

first_imgAlan Rusbridger, editor of the British-based Guardian newspaper, will address an audience of students, faculty, journalists, and members of the public on March 6 at the Harvard Kennedy School. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK St., Cambridge, and is sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.Rusbridger will receive the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism in recognition of his leadership in the Guardian’s five-year investigation and exposure of phone hacking by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.  He also led the Guardian’s negotiations with Julian Assange and subsequent publication of WikiLeaks documents. Rusbridger has been instrumental in the Guardian’s “digital-first” business strategy.For more information.last_img read more

Nieman Foundation announces 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows

first_img Read Full Story The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected eight journalists and media executives as Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows for the 2016 calendar year. Each will spend time at Harvard to work on an innovative project designed to advance journalism.The visiting fellowship program was established in 2012 to invite individuals with promising journalism research proposals to take advantage of the many resources at Harvard University and the Nieman Foundation. In 2015, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided a $223,000 grant to support the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships. Those eligible to apply include publishers, programmers, designers, media analysts, academics, journalists and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models, or designing programs to improve journalism.The 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows are:Maya Baratz, most recently head of new products at Disney/ABC TelevisionDavid Barboza, a reporter for The New York Times who most recently served as Shanghai bureau chiefBill Church, executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and southeast regional editor of GateHouse MediaFatemah Farag, founder and CEO of Welad El Balad Media Services in EgyptWalter Frick, a senior associate editor at Harvard Business ReviewPaul McNally, a radio journalist for Wits Journalism and director of The Citizen Justice Network in South AfricaAn Xiao Mina, director of product at MeedanTara Pixley, a freelance photojournalistlast_img read more

Tipp focusing on All Ireland semi-final

first_imgA fantastic second half performance saw them beat Connaught champions Galway in Tullamore yesterday.Inane Rovers Alan Tynan scored a second half goal to put the result beyond doubt with Tipp running out 1-10 to 6 point winners in the end.Manager Charlie McGeever felt that the players fitness levels were good despite their hectic schedule and felt that players “freshness” for the game was key.last_img