Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorialist, pop culture writer, and columnist D. Parvaz has been named a Nieman Fellow and will head off to Harvard University for a year of studying, it was announced Friday, May 16. The Niemans are prestigious fellowships offered by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
D. — or Dorothy — is one of my radio mates on KUOW-FM's Weekday news-in-review roundtable with Steve Scher. D. says she'll be studying the history of the American revolution and the origins of constitutional law while living in Cambridge. She'll be heading back East in August.
D. has occupied the seat at the media roundtable previously held by the P-I's Susan Paynter, who left the show after she retired. No replacement has been picked yet, but D. will be missed. I am hoping that when she figures out "the moral and social underpinnings that created the country's current political climate," she'll let us all in on the secret. Anyway, congratulations D.