Niemans in the News

  1. Amupadhi new editor of The Namibian - September 30

    The editorship of The Namibian changed hands when founding Editor Gwen Lister, after 26 years at the helm of the biggest newspaper in the country, passed on the torch to Tangeni Amupadhi on Friday, Sept. 30. Amupadhi was appointed editor-designate in April, after serving as editor of Insight magazine, which he co-founded in 2004, and has worked closely with Lister over the past six months before being confirmed in the position. He is a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  2. Ayers honored with Carr Van Anda Award - September 27

    Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism awarded Anniston (Ala.) Star publisher H. Brandt Ayers its prestigious Carr Van Anda Award Monday, Sept. 26, citing his outstanding career achievements to society and the communications field. "Brandt Ayers is a bit of a living legend in the American newspaper industry, and is perhaps the best-known publisher/editor of what we often refer to as ‘community newspaperss’." said Professor Bill Reader. Ayers is a 1968 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  3. Morris receives International Nuremberg Human Rights Award - September 25

    Hollman Morris was the recipient of the 9th presentation of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award, which took place on Sunday, Sept. 25. Morris, a 2011 Nieman Fellow, was honored for his commitment to respect for human rights in Colombia. Read more »

  4. Murray Seeger dies at 82; L.A. Times reporter led Moscow bureau - August 31

    Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died at 82. Seeger wrote for Nieman Reports many times over the years, and served as associate editor of the magazine in the ‘90s. He was a 1962 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  5. Andrea Simakis chases a Hollywood dream - August 28

    Andrea Simakis, The Cleveland Plain Dealer Pop Diva, recently made a pilgrimage to Hollywood to film scenes as an extra in the TV Land hit comedy series, "Hot in Cleveland." She is a 2009 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  6. Joseph Mohbat, NF '67, dies at 73 - August 18

    Joseph Mohbat, an Associated Press reporter turned lawyer and activist, died on August 10 of cancer at age 73. During the 60s, Mohbat covered national politics for the AP, including Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign, and was a member of the team that won the 1968 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for a series on ways the federal government wasted taxpayer money. He was a 1967 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  7. Cynthia Tucker to leave The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - August 10

    Cynthia Tucker, one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s highest-profile columnists for more than 20 years, is leaving the AJC to become a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s journalism school. Tucker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007, is a 1989 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  8. Jenifer McKim wins Casey Award - July 28

    Boston Globe reporter Jenifer B. McKim has won a 2011 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. She was honored for “People Need to Know What These Guys Have Done,’’ her portrait of a young woman, the sex trade from which she escaped, and her fight against her former tormenters. McKim is a 2008 Nieman Fellow. Mark Pothier, the editor on this story, is a 2001 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  9. Dorothy Parvaz awarded for bravery - July 28

    Dororthy Parvaz, the Al Jazeera journalist who was detained in Syria earlier this year while reporting, has been awarded the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award for 2011. She won the international prize, as the judges decided she had demonstrated commitment to news reporting despite suffering bad treatment. Parvaz is a 2009 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  10. Richard Chacon takes new post at MIT - July 27

    Richard Chacón, a 2005 Nieman Fellow and director of Massachusetts' Office for Refugees and Immigrants, has resigned for a fund-raising position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more »

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