Nieman Fellows Announced


By Patrick 

Harvard’s Nieman Foundation announced their 2006-7 fellows and a few local folks were honored: (from the release)

  • Gina Acosta, editorial page copy editor at The Washington Post, will study the fiscal consequences of U.S. immigration policy and the participation of ethnic and religious minorities in public life.

  • Claudio Sanchez, national education correspondent for National Public Radio, will study educational policies and practices that have failed Mexican immigrant children — legal and illegal — to better understand why so many are growing up alienated and unskilled.

  • Andrea McCarren, investigative reporter at WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C., will pursue an anthropological study of adolescence in America with an emphasis on the impact of new technology on school violence and gang membership.