LA Freelancer Cracks Nieman Class of 2012

The prestigious fellowship administered by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is the print reporting world’s oldest mid-career pit stop. It’s also a little like winning the lottery, with a chosen few U.S. and international fellows getting to attend a year’s worth of classes, seminars, and special events.

Among those making the grade for the 74th year, 2012 edition is LA based globe-trotting freelancer Samuel Loewenberg. The last featured link on his website, for New York-London medical journal The Lancet, is all about the Libyan refugee crisis. Per today’s Nieman news release, his goals during the upcoming fellowship year will be equally noble:

Loewenberg will study neglected factors in global health interventions, foreign aid reform, and the role of journalism in increasing accountability.

Loewenberg is actually part of a special, separate sidebar fellowship in Global Health Reporting. Joining him in this distinction will be Rema Nagarajan, assistant editor of the Times of India. Loewenberg was previously a 2001-02 Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University.