‘Post’ reporter wins prestigious Harvard fellowship (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 05/06/12)
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Jerusalem Post military correspondent Yaakov Katz is one of 24
journalists from around the world to win a fellowship at the Nieman
Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for 2013, the foundation
announced on Friday.
Katz will be a member of the 75th class of Nieman Fellows.
The fellowship allows accomplished and promising journalists a year
of study at Harvard and time to pursue individual areas of inquiry as
well as integrated class work to enhance their expertise.
“This is an outstanding group of journalists poised to have a growing
influence on their news organizations and on journalism more
broadly,” Nieman Foundation curator Ann Marie Lipinski said in a
statement. “They represent a wide range of interests and backgrounds
but share an intense commitment to using their year at Harvard to
gain new knowledge, strengthen their work and enhance the prospects
for journalism overall.”
The statement said that Katz’s studies will focus on the use of
censorship in the digital age to determine whether it is relevant and
consistent with democratic values and if it can be applied
differently, especially in coverage of Israel and the Middle East.
Katz has been with The Jerusalem Post since 2003. He is the co-author
of Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War which was published in Israel in
2011 and will be released in the United States later this month. (©
1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 05/06/12)
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