Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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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  5. 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 »

  6. 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 »

  7. New website promises to be Canadian version of Politico - November 30

    James Baxter, a 2008 Nieman Fellow, this week launched iPolitics.ca, Canada's answer to Politico. Featuring political coverage on policy, departmental news and inside scoops from Parliament Hill, iPolitics.ca includes original reporting from eight full-time journalists. Read more »

  8. CPJ honors J.S. Tissainayagam - November 24

    Outstanding journalists at the forefront of the battle for press freedom were honored Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 20th Annual International Press Freedom Awards benefit dinner. Among those honored was J.S. (Tissa) Tissainayagam, a formerly imprisoned Sri Lankan journalist who was given a CPJ International Press Freedom Award in 2009, received his award in person. Tissainayagam is a 2011 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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  9. Roanoke Times reporter Beth Macy, missionaries escape chaotic region - November 18

    Roanoke Times reporter Beth Macy and a team of medical missionaries she's been following in Haiti fled rioting in the cholera-stricken northern region of the country, passing through fiery roadblocks and machete-wielding thugs on the way. Macy is a 2010 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  10. The New Age announces new editor - October 29

    Henry Jeffreys, a 2005 Nieman Fellow, was recently announced as the new editor of The New Age newspaper, following the controversial walkout of the fledgling newspaper's top five editors. Jeffreys is well-respected as the former editor of Cape Town daily Die Burger, and former deputy and political editor of the Johannesburg daily Beeld, where he started his career in the 1980s. Read more »

  11. Veteran Civil Rights Reporter Simeon Booker Receives CBC 2010 Phoenix Award - October 17

    Veteran civil rights reporter, Simeon Booker, told the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Awards Dinner, “our struggle is far from over,” as he accepted the organization’s 2010 Phoenix Award for lifetime achievement. The annual Phoenix Awards are presented to those whom have made significant contributions to society, and symbolizing the immortality of the human spirit and an eternal desire to reach its full potential. Booker is a 1951 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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