Knight Center’s Corral Vega Awarded Prestigious Nieman Fellowship




Photo courtesy Pablo Corral Vega

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has named photojournalist Pablo Corral Vega a Nieman Fellow.

Corral Vega, a resident professional at the Knight Center for International Media, is founder of nuestramirada.org, the largest online network for Latin American documentary photographers.

During his fellowship he will study the construction of online networks as tools to facilitate collaboration between journalists, and to promote transparency and human rights. He is a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Latin American Nieman Fellow.

Corral Vega, of Ecuador, is among the group of 25 journalists from the U.S. and abroad who work in print, radio, television, photography, filmmaking and online selected to come to Harvard for a year of study, seminars and special events.

Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation directs the oldest midcareer fellowship program for journalists in the world.

The 2011 class of Nieman Fellows will focus on a variety of issues including health disparities in U.S. neighborhoods, freedom of the press in China and how evolving social concepts of nature affect conservation and environmental policy.

"This year, a large number of them are freelancers and some have launched innovative journalism projects. They represent a new breed of pioneering journalists who will carry us, well informed, into the future," said Nieman Foundation Curator Bob Giles.