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November 28, 2017

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This Giving Tuesday we hope you will consider a donation to help continue to promote journalism in Canada through the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship.

The Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship is a charitable foundation in memory of Martin Wise Goodman, late president of Toronto Star Newspapers to promote distinct Canadian journalism. Since 1983 the Canadian Nieman fellowship has sent 24 Canadian journalists to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for a year of study, innovation and experimentation.

Martin Goodman was one of Canada's most influential newspapermen. He started as a reporter at 23, later becoming managing editor of the Toronto star and ultimately its president before his untimely death at 46. He saw his contribution to journalism not as personal so much as on behalf of the profession.

In 1961, Martin was awarded a Canadian Nieman Fellowship, giving him a rare opportunity to delve into informal studies as well as to participate in the exceptional Nieman seminar program. Of his year he said "spending a year at Harvard must be the best single thing that could happen to any newspaperman"
                                                 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017


WINNER NAMED FOR TWENTY FOURTH
MARTIN WISE GOODMAN CANADIAN NEIMAN FELLOWSHIP

The trustees of the Martin Wise Goodman Trust announce that MICHAEL PETROU, freelance journalist and foreign correspondent who has reported from across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, has been awarded the twenty fourth Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.

This fellowship is funded by a publicly subscribed permanent endowment in memory of Martin Wise Goodman, late President of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.

Michael will join eleven other foreign journalists and twelve American journalists in the 80th class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University.  The fellowship carries a stipend for living expenses and payment of fees to Harvard University.

I am honoured to have been selected for this fellowship, and I am deeply grateful to the Martin Wise Goodman Trust and to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism for making it possible. I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with my journalist peers from around the world, and to learning from the community of scholars at Harvard University. I know it will be a wonderful and stimulating year. I'm particularly excited to share the experience with my family, Mr. Petrou said after an eight member Selection Committee awarded him the biennial fellowship.   While at Harvard, Michael Petrou will study history and international relations. He will explore how media can shape accepted narratives in contested political spaces, authoritarian states and fragile democracies.

Michael Petrou is a foreign correspondent, author and historian. He’s won three National Magazine Awards, including for reportage from Haiti and Ukraine. Petrou is the recipient of the 2017 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship, which he has used to report on Syrian refugees in the Middle East. He’s also a fellow at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Petrou spent ten years as a senior writer and foreign correspondent at Maclean’s magazine. He previously worked for the Ottawa Citizen, the National Post, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC World Service in London. He has a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Chevening Scholar.

The Nieman Fellowships were established for American journalists in 1938 in memory of Lucius W. Nieman, founder of the Milwaukee Journal. It provides for a year of study for working journalists in any department of Harvard University as well as a seminar program. Previously, thirteen Canadian journalists had gone to Harvard on this program under other funding, including Martin Goodman (Nieman fellow class of '62).

The first twenty-three recipients of the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowships were as follows: Paul Knox of the Globe and Mail, Gregory Weston of the Ottawa Citizen, Mary Lou Finlay of CBC Radio Toronto, Jamie Lamb of the Vancouver Sun, Jonathon Ferguson of the Toronto Star, Jennifer Lewington of the Globe and Mail, Tom Regan of the Halifax Daily News, Joe Hall of the Toronto Star, Terry Gilbert of the Calgary Herald, Paul Carvalho of CBC TV News Montreal, Laura Eggerston of Canadian Press, Bonnie Lafave of CBC TV Toronto, Jim Meek of the Halifax Herald, Laura Lynch of CBC Radio Vancouver, Paule Robitaille of CBC Latin American Bureau, John Geddes of Maclean’s Magazine, Christian Rioux of Le Devoir, Bill Schiller of the Toronto Star, James Baxter of the Edmonton Journal, Jana Juginovic of CTV,  David Skok of globalnews.ca,  Laura-Julie Perreault of La Presse and Stephen Maher of Postmedia News.

This year’s Canadian Nieman Fellowship Selection committee consisted of Anne Marie Lipinski, Curator, The Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University; Mary Lou Finlay, formerly of the CBC; Malcolm Kirk, president of The Canadian Press; Douglas Knight, President of St. Joseph Media; David Skok, Digital Media Executive; Jonathan Goodman, Global Managing Partner of Monitor Deloitte and Chair of the Canadian Nieman Fellowship;  Lauren Goodman, Administrator of the Canadian Nieman Fellowship and Janis Goodman, wife of the late Martin Goodman.


The committee is very enthusiastic to have Michael represent Canada in the 2017-2018 Nieman program. We are impressed by Michael’s journalistic experience and are certain he will both benefit significantly from, but also contribute mightily, to this coming year’s Nieman class.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

APPLICATION INFORMATION

MARTIN WISE GOODMAN 
CANADIAN NIEMAN FELLOWSHIP

2017-2018

NIEMAN FOUNDATION FOR JOURNALISM
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

One Nieman Fellowship for a Canadian journalist to study at Harvard University will be awarded to a successful applicant as a result of funding by the Martin Wise Goodman Trust to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.


Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University provide a mid-career opportunity for journalists to study and broaden their intellectual horizons.  Fellows are free to enroll in graduate and undergraduate courses at the university and to participate in a wide-ranging extracurricular program to discuss contemporary issues with distinguished figures from journalism, business, education, and other professions as well as from the arts, public service and academia.


The fellowship will be granted for the academic year (September to June) and covers the cost of attending Harvard University and a stipend for living expenses.


There are no educational prerequisites for a Nieman Fellowship; nor do fellows receive either course credits or a degree for work done during the Nieman year.


Application is made by the individual journalist.  To qualify for consideration as the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow, applicants:


  • must be Canadian citizens;
  • all applicants, including freelancers must be working journalists. Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists, filmmakers and broadcast producers are also eligible to apply;
  • must have had at least five years of  full-time or freelance professional experience in journalism;
  • must have a fluent knowledge of spoken and written English as required by Harvard University.


NEW APPLICATION PROCESS!

All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for full academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package: 


Details for applying can be found at: 

ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN OCTOBER 2016

The deadline for completed CANADIAN APPLICANTS for the 2017-2018 academic year is January 6, 2017.  



Further information may be obtained from:  

Lauren Goodman

More information may be found at















Monday, June 13, 2016

Stephen Maher, Nieman Fellow '16 just finished his year in the Nieman Foundation at Harvard as the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow, read what he has to say about it on J-Source:


What 12 Months as a Nieman Fellow taught journalist Stephen Maher

http://www.j-source.ca/article/what-12-months-nieman-fellow-taught-journalist-stephen-maher

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards June 3 2015


 CONGRATULATIONS STEPHEN MAHER! 
 TWENTY THIRD WINNER 
of the
MARTIN WISE GOODMAN CANADIAN NEIMAN FELLOWSHIP



Laura-Julie Perreault NF'14 presenting to Stephen Maher NF'16
Laura-Julie Perreault NF'14


Stephen Maher NF'16
Stephen Maher NF'16
Laura Julie Perreault NF'14, Stephen Maher NF'16 & David Skok NF'12
Laura-Julie Perreault NF'14, Stephen Maher NF'16 & David Skok NF'12
Camille Labchuk and Stephen Maher NF'16
Jonathan Goodman and David Skok NF'12







Friday, May 15, 2015

WINNER NAMED FOR TWENTY THIRD
MARTIN WISE GOODMAN CANADIAN NEIMAN FELLOWSHIP

The Trustees of the Martin Wise Goodman Trust announce that STEPHEN MAHER, national columnist and investigative reporter at Postmedia News, Ottawa, has been awarded the twenty third Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.

This fellowship is funded by a publicly subscribed permanent endowment in memory of Martin Wise Goodman, late President of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.

Stephen will join ten other foreign journalists and thirteen American journalists in the 78th class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University.  The fellowship carries a stipend for living expenses and payment of fees to Harvard University.

"I'm humbled and overwhelmed to learn that I will represent Martin Goodman’s legacy and Postmedia News at Harvard as a Goodman fellow. I hope to make the most of this amazing opportunity to contribute to Canadian political journalism in the years ahead." Mr. Maher said after an eight member Selection Committee awarded him the biennial fellowship.   While at Harvard Mr. Maher will study the use of surveillance by the countries of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, examining abuses and privacy violations that take place in the absence of effective civilian oversight. 

Stephen Maher is a columnist with Postmedia News in Ottawa. He has been covering national politics on Parliament Hill since 2004, often writing about corruption and electoral wrongdoing. In 2012, after he and a colleague uncovered a telephone voter suppression campaign, he won several journalism awards, including a Michener Award, a National Newspaper Award and the Canadian Hillman Prize. He began his career in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Newfoundland, and previously worked as an editor, political reporter and restaurant critic for Halifax's Chronicle Herald. He has travelled to Haiti and Afghanistan on assignment. He published a political thriller, Deadline, in 2013.

The Nieman Fellowships were established for American journalists in 1938 in memory of Lucius W. Nieman, founder of the Milwaukee Journal. It provides for a year of study for working journalists in any department of Harvard University as well as a seminar program. Previously, thirteen Canadian journalists had gone to Harvard on this program under other funding, including Martin Goodman (Nieman fellow class of '62).

This year’s Canadian Nieman Fellowship Selection committee consisted of Mary Lou Finlay, formerly of the CBC; Malcolm Kirk, president of The Canadian Press; John Honderich, Chair of Torstar; Douglas Knight, President of St. Joseph Media; David Skok, Managing Editor/Digital, & General Manager, BostonGlobe.com, The Boston Globe; Jonathan Goodman, Vice Chair of Deloitte and Chair of the Canadian Nieman Fellowship, Lauren Goodman, Administrator of the Canadian Nieman Fellowship and Janis Goodman, wife of the late Martin Goodman.

“The committee was very impressed with Stephen, his body of work, and his aspirations for the future” said Mr. Goodman. “We are excited to have someone of Stephen’s journalistic stature represent Canada in the Nieman program this coming year.”





Thursday, February 26, 2015

Selma March 50th Anniversary

The Official Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to Montgomery March, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is March 5 – 9, 2015


Martin Goodman, Nieman Fellow ‘62 was at the original March reporting for the Washington Bureau of the Toronto Star, March 9, 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and hundreds of demonstration marchers were turned back from a planned civil rights voter registration march.
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