TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Nieman Foundation has opened its 77th class for all journalists worldwide from all forms of media. Only those who pass a selection process can enjoy educational facilities and study at Harvard University for the 2014/2015 academic year.
For this year's class, 24 journalists from various countries have been selected. Ten of them are Wahyu Dhyatmika (Indonesia), Tempo magazine investigative journalist; Abeer Allam (Egypt) from Financial Times; Eliane Diaz (Cuba), journalist and professor from Havana University; Seung Ryun-kim (South Korea), editor from Channel A in Seoul; Maggie Koerth from The New York Times; Ann Marimow, reporter from The Washington Post; Alicia Stewart from CNN; Dawn Turner from Chicago Tribunes; Farnaz Fassihi from The Wall Street Journal; and Henry Chu from Lost Angeles Times.
The scholarship recipients will learn about how to improve quality standards of journalism as well as how to design and strengthen their respective media. They also have the right to attend seminars, workshops and master degree classes held by the Nieman Foundation as well as take part in a dicussion with Harvard officials.
Nieman Foundation is a Harvard University's program for journalists. The program was started in 1938. The curator of the program was originally Bill Kovach, author of 'The Elements of Journalism', but since 1990, he has been replaced by Ann Marie Lipinski.
Nieman Foundation has graduated 1,400 journalists from 93 countries. There six Indonesians who have received the scholarship, including Goenawan Mohamad, Andreas Harsono, Sabam Siagian, Ratih Hardjono, Edny Bayuni and Wahyu Dhyatmika.