Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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 »

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  4. 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 »

  5. 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 »

  6. 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 »

  7. 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 »

  8. 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 »

  9. It's A Boy: War Reporter's Baby Shower In Baghdad - July 6

    Hannah Allam, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, is having a baby shower. Her son, Bilal, is due in four months. And unlike most baby showers, the guests at this one are more accustomed to donning helmets and flak jackets than writing out advice for the new mother on small blue cards. Read more »

  10. Harsono Wins 2010 John Rumbiak Human Rights Defenders Award - July 6

    Journalist and human rights advocate Andreas Harsono, a 2000 Nieman Fellow, was presented with the West Papua Advocacy Team's John Rumbiak Human Rights Defenders Award. The annual award is given the individual or institution that has contributed most substantially to protection of human rights in West Papua. Read more »

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