Three Latin American journalists among 2011 Nieman Fellows

By Joseph Vavrus

The Nieman Foundation at Harvard University has selected 25 journalists from around the world to participate in its annual fellowship program. Fellows will be able to attend classes of their choice at Harvard and participate in workshops and seminars on topics like narrative writing, video editing, and computer-assisted reporting.

The three Latin Americans selected for the Fellowship include:

*Hollman Morris Rincón, an independent Colombian journalist who directs the award-winning TV program Contravia.

*Fernando Berguido, publisher and editor of Panama’s La Prensa newspaper.

*Pablo Corral Vega, photojournalist and founder of Ecuador’s nuestramirada.org (Our Vision), the largest online network of the region’s documentary photographers.

They plan to study diverse topics, including the relationship between reporting and power, human rights issues, international law, and using collaboration to promote transparency. Morris and Vega are the 2011 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Latin American Nieman Fellows

For more information on the 2011 program, see the Nieman Foundation’s announcement.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.