military correspondent Yaakov Katz is one of 24 journalists from
around the world to win a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at
Harvard for 2013, the foundation announced on Friday.
Katz will be a
member of the 75th class of Nieman Fellows.
The fellowship allows
accomplished and promising journalists a year of study at Harvard and time to
pursue individual areas of inquiry as well as integrated class work to enhance
“This is an outstanding group of journalists poised to
have a growing influence on their news organizations and on journalism more
broadly,” Nieman Foundation curator Ann Marie Lipinski said in a statement.
“They represent a wide range of interests and backgrounds but share an intense
commitment to using their year at Harvard to gain new knowledge, strengthen
their work and enhance the prospects for journalism overall.”
statement said that Katz’s studies will focus on the use of censorship in the
digital age to determine whether it is relevant and consistent with democratic
values and if it can be applied differently, especially in coverage of Israel
and the Middle East.
Katz has been with The Jerusalem Post
since 2003. He
is the co-author of Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War
which was published
in Israel in 2011 and will be released in the United States later this month.