Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Community Newspaper Holdings executive gets coveted Nieman fellowship at Harvard

The vice president for content of one of the largest community newspaper chains has been awarded a Nieman fellowship to study at Harvard University in the 2011-12 academic year.

David Joyner of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., based in Birmingham, will study the availability of local news and information and its effect on civic engagement. He is the 2012 Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Community Journalism, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. The full list of fellows is here.

The foundation, created by a late small-town publisher, started funding Nieman fellowships for community journalists six years ago, renewing a five-year grant last year. This year's Reynolds fellow is Annmarie Timmins from The Monitor in Concord, N.H. (Read more)

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