Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. Former ‘Oklahoman’ Top Editor Jim Standard Dies - October 13

    Jim Standard, former top editor of The Oklahoman, died Oct. 12, 2010, in Oklahoma City. He was 70. During his time with the paper he was named Oklahoma Newsman of the Year, spent much of his free time with journalistic and civic organizations, and was a frequent public speaker and lecturer. He was a 1970 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  3. Hollman Morris wins Nuremberg International Human Rights Award - October 4

    Hollman Morris, a 2011 Nieman Fellow, has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award. The award, presented every two years,“is intended to contribute towards the observance and implementation of Human Rights as a universal and indivisible principle.” Read more »

  4. Wallace Turner, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 89 - September 29

    Wallace Turner, who shared a Pulitzer Prize for exposing corruption in Portland, Ore., and who later illuminated the inner workings of the Mormon Church while covering the American West for The New York Times, died Sept. 18. He was 89 and a 1959 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  5. Alfredo Corchado accepts Elijah Parish Lovejoy award - September 27

    Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, received the 2010 Elijah Lovejoy Award in a ceremony at Colby College on Sunday, Sept. 26. Corchado said he would accept the award, but “on behalf of the love I feel for my profession and the enormous respect and admiration I have for those reporting in the line of fire,” especially his colleagues in Mexico. Read more »

    Read a transcript of his speech »

  6. Margie Mason among winners of 2010 Science in Society Journalism Awards - September 20

    Margie Mason, a 2009 Nieman Global Health Fellow, was among the 2010 recipients of the Science in Society Journalism Awards. Mason and Martha Mendoza won in the Science Reporting category for their Associated Press series "When Drugs Stop Working." The National Association of Science Writers established the Science in Society awards to provide recognition for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society. Read more »

  7. Lewis Nkosi, the first black South African fellow, dies at 73 - September 9

    Nkosi, described by many as a "giant of South African letters" and one of the voices of the Drum generation of writers, died September 5 in Johannesburg at the age of 73, after a long illness. He was a 1961 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  8. John S. Carroll to receive 2011 William Allen White citation - August 27

    John S. Carroll, a 1972 Nieman Fellow and member of the Nieman Advisory Board, has been selected to receive the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation. The award—presented annually by the University of Kansas' William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications—has been recognizing individuals for outstanding journalistic service since 1950. Read more »

  9. The Gambia: A Dictator’s Anti-Media War - August 3

    On the 16th anniversary of the military takeover in The Gambia, Alagi Yorro Jallow, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, writes about the government’s ongoing repression of journalists in his country. A cofounder of The Independent, he was managing editor until the staff was arrested and its offices closed in May 2005. Since then, he has lived in exile in the United States. Read more »

  10. Eduardo Ulibarri named Costa Rica's UN ambassador - August 2

    Eduardo Ulibarri, former editor of the Costa Rican daily La Nación and a journalism professor at the University of Costa Rica, has been named Costa Rica's ambassador to the United Nations. He is a 1988 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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