Bob Giles To Retire From The Nieman Foundation For Journalism At Harvard

Bob Giles is retiring from his position as curator  Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, a position he had held for a decade. His retirement will go into effect in June 2011, the end of the academic year.

Says Giles of his time at the foundation:

For me, the privilege of serving as curator has been an extraordinarily rewarding period in a long life in journalism. It is time now for new leadership to build on what my colleagues and I have added to the program over the past decade.

Provost Steven E. Hyman will take over the search for Giles’ replacement.

Under Giles’ leadership, the Nieman Foundation demonstrated a deep dedication to promoting narrative journalism though new programs and introduced several new journalism awards.

One particularly notable achievement made under Giles’ watch was the creation of the Nieman Journalism Lab, which provides an in-depth analysis of journalism in the digital and online age.