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International deadline for Nieman Fellowships fast approaching

The world’s oldest journalism fellowships are open to entries and the deadline for international applicants is fast approaching. The Nieman Fellowships allow around two dozen journalists, usually half from the US and half from other countries around the world, to study at Harvard for a year in the field of their choice.

Some study classic journalism-influencing subjects like economics, history, or government; some dive deep into a particular topic area they’ve worked in before. Others want to study the kinds of Lab-like subjects that will influence journalism’s future: revenue models at Harvard Business School, digital media at the Berkman Center, nonprofit structures at the Hauser Center, online media law at Harvard Law School.

There are no age restrictions, but you need to have spent a minimum of five years as a working journalist before you can apply. Deadline is 15 December for non-US applicants.

Visit Nieman Journalism Lab at this link for more information.

Nieman Reports: Latest edition focuses on journalism and social media

This quarter’s Nieman Reports, from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, has too many good articles in one place to select just one as an Editor’s Pick – so here’s a link to the whole index of pieces on journalism and social media.

Some highlights include:

NiemanLab.org: ‘Why news orgs can police comments and not get sued’

NiemanLab.org publishes a video of David Ardia, director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard, at a conference of New England newspaper editors and also provides a full transcript. He explains Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) and ‘how it provides wide-ranging immunity to web-site publishers for what goes on in their comments,’ the NiemanLab reports.

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