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Nieman Foundation for Journalism announces newest class

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has announced its 24-member class of 2018 , which includes media members who plan on studying sexual violence, minority populations and the effects of technology on the industry.

The Nieman fellows, 12 from the U.S. and 12 from overseas, include writers, editors, broadcast producers, a photographer and a newspaper director of audience engagement. Associated Press journalists Maryclaire Dale and Lisa Lerer are among the group.

They begin an academic year of study at Harvard University this fall. Fellows also attend Nieman seminars, workshops and work on their research with Harvard scholars and other leading thinkers.

Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation administers the oldest midcareer fellowship program for journalists in the world. The program has educated more than 1,500 journalists from 96 countries.

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U.S. Fellows

Tristan Ahtone, freelance reporter.

Maryclaire Dale, legal affairs reporter, The Associated Press.

Emily Dreyfuss, journalist, Wired.

Dustin Dwyer, reporter/producer for Michigan Radio.

Matthew Karolian, director of audience engagement, The Boston Globe.

Lisa Lerer, national political reporter, The Associated Press.

Jamieson Lesko, producer, NBC News.

Diana Marcum, senior writer, Los Angeles Times.

Nneka Nwosu Faison, reporter and producer, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle.

Emily Rueb, writer, The New York Times.

Lauren Williams, features editor, Essence.

Edward Wong, Beijing bureau chief, The New York Times.

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International Fellows

Sebastian Escalon (Guatemala), reporter, Plaza Publica.

Glenda Gloria (Philippines), managing editor and co-founder, Rappler.

Lenka Kabrhelova (Czech Republic), U.S. correspondent, Czech Radio.

Sipho Kings (South Africa), environment reporter, Mail & Guardian of Johannesburg.

Christine Mungai (Kenya), editor, Africapedia Ltd.

Frederik Obermaier (Germany), investigative reporter, Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Michael Petrou (Canada), freelance foreign correspondent.

Joao Pina (Portugal), photographer.

Maria Ramirez (Spain), reporter who covers U.S. politics, Univision.

Shalini Singh (India), correspondent, The Week.

Mat Skene (UK), executive producer, Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines.

Bonny Symons-Brown (Australia), supervising producer and reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corp.

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