Niemans in the News

  1. Dexter Filkins among winners of Polk Awards - March 1

    Dexter Filkins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is one of 13 George Polk Award winners for 2010. For behind-the-scenes reports on the war in Afghanistan, enemy incursions from Pakistan and the use of private contractors in the war, Filkins and New York Times correspondent Mark Mazzetti won the military reporting award.

  2. Knight Center founder to be honored at investigative journalism conference - February 11

    Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas founder Rosental Calmon Alves will be recognized for his academic and journalistic contributions at the Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association's (ABRAJI) sixth annual International Investigative Journalism Congress. Each year at the conference ABRAJI honors a journalist for his or her experience and contributions. Alves, a 1988 Nieman Fellow, was selected for being "one of the most respected journalism theorists on the planet today," and an Internet "guru," an ABRAJI statement said. Read more »

  3. Medill names Tulsky Director of new watchdog/accountability initiative - January 31

    Investigative editor and reporter Rick Tulsky is joining Medill as Director of its new watchdog/accountability initiative. Tulsky, a Pulitzer-winning journalist, will lead development of an initiative that will involve students, faculty and local organizations in identifying systemic flaws in government and public institutions and empowering citizens with the kind of knowledge that leads to change. He is a 1989 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  4. Max R. Hall, writer and editor, dies at 100 - January 24

    Max R. Hall, a former journalist, writer, teacher of writing, and scholarly book editor, died in Cambridge on Jan. 12 at 100 years of age. Until his retirement, Hall was editor at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, social sciences editor at Harvard University Press, and editorial adviser at Harvard Business School. He was a 1950 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  5. CNN names Bryan Monroe editor of CNNPolitics.com - January 11

    Award-winning journalist Bryan Monroe has joined CNN as editor of CNNPolitics.com. In this newly created role, Monroe will lead the editorial planning and content strategy for CNN's online and mobile political coverage from the network’s DC Bureau. Monroe is a 2003 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  6. Sonali Samarasinghe reflects on second anniversary of husband's murder - January 10

    “As we commemorate Lasantha [Wickrematunge's] death anniversary we must not forget those other brave journalists who have also paid the supreme sacrifice in the pursuit of their craft. Several other journalists have been attacked or otherwise threatened, resulting in their being forced to flee Sri Lanka. Yet others have been coerced into submission. At no time in the history of our country has the freedom of expression been so brutally been repressed as it is now.” Samarasinghe is a 2009 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  7. Art Geiselman dies at 85 - January 3

    Art Geiselman, a former (Baltimore) Evening Sun reporter who relished catching crooked police officers and exposing squalid conditions at prisons and mental hospitals over a 47-year career in journalism, died Dec. 21. He was a 1965 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  8. Saul Friedman, ex-Newsday columnist, dies - January 3

    During a journalism career that lasted more than five decades, Saul Friedman earned a reputation as a tough reporter who battled public officials and his editors with equal ferocity. Friedman, who covered seven presidents for Newsday and other publications, died Friday, Dec. 31 at 81. He was a 1963 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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  10. Dexter Filkins Leaves The New York Times for The New Yorker - December 6

    After months of negotiation, Middle East correspondent Dexter Filkins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is leaving The New York Times and heading to The New Yorker. This move provides the publication a workhorse and a fully dedicated foreign correspondent at a period when other New Yorker foreign writers either have side-projects or assignments at home. Read more »

  11. Ronald R. Walker Dies at 76 - November 30

    Ronald R. Walker, a longtime Virgin Islands journalist and resident, died Nov. 23. Walker began his journalism career in 1959 as a reporter with the Virgin Islands Daily News, serving as editor in 1976 and 1977. He also worked at the San Juan Star, where he eventually served as managing editor. He was a 1971 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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