Latin Americans among next class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University

"The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, a center internationally recognized for its fellowships, publications and programs, has selected 22 Nieman Fellows from across the globe for a year of on-campus study. The journalists will focus their work on some of the most urgent issues facing the industry, ranging from racial justice to disinformation."

The Latin American members of the class are:

  • Jorge Caraballo Cordovez, a Colombian journalist and growth editor at Radio Ambulante, NPR’s only podcast in Spanish, will develop a toolkit for narrative journalism podcasts in Latin America, seeking to leverage the power of audio storytelling to strengthen community connections.
  • Patricia Laya, the Venezuela bureau chief for Bloomberg News, will study Venezuela’s economic, sociopolitical and health crises as tools of oppression and how the country’s authoritarian government has benefitted from a population subdued by hunger, misery and disease.
  • Natalia Viana, co-founder and executive director of Agência Pública, Brazil’s first nonprofit investigative journalism outlet, will study the erosion of democracy in Brazil and Latin America and the rise of far-right movements, with a focus on media manipulation and disinformation campaigns.