The Nieman Foundation has announced its class of fellows for the 2016 year, including Postmedia national columnist Stephen Maher as the Martin Goodwise Canadian Nieman Fellow.

The Nieman Foundation has announced its class of fellows for the 2016 year, including Postmedia national columnist Stephen Maher as the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow.

Maher, a Postmedia political columnist since 2011 and author of Deadline, will spend his time during the one-year academic study fellowship focusing on surveillance, both from a use and civilian oversight perspective. The class includes 24 journalists in all, who will spend a year of study at Harvard University starting in September. Previous Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellows include Laura-Julie Perrault of La Presse, David Skok and CTV News’ Jana Juginovic.

More information about the fellowships can be found on the Nieman Foundation’s website, and information about the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship can be found here.

Note: This article has been updated to correct the title of the Martine Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship.