Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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 »

  4. 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 »

  5. Colombian voters elect Santos president - June 21

    Colombian voters on overwhelmingly elected as their new president Juan Manuel Santos, an American-educated former defense minister who oversaw a forceful counterinsurgency against the country’s rebel groups. Santos is a 1988 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  6. Frank Kelly dies at 95 - June 15

    Frank Kelly—a former reporter for the Kansas City Star and speech writer for President Harry Truman, and a founder and senior vice president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation—died June 11, just one day before his 96th birthday. He was a 1943 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  7. Robert Bergenheim dies at 86 - June 8

    Robert C. Bergenheim, the former Boston Herald American publisher who co-founded the Boston Business Journal and Providence Business News, died on Saturday, June 5. He was a 1954 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

    The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Nieman Foundation.

  8. Robert L. Healy—Boston Globe editor, columnist, political insider—dies at 84 - June 7

    Robert L. Healy, who spent more than four decades as a Boston Globe reporter, editor, and columnist, and played a leading role in some of the most notable chapters in the paper’s history, died Saturday, June 5. He was a 1956 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  9. Michael Skoler joins PRI as vice president, Interactive Media - May 26

    Public Radio International (PRI) announced the appointment of Michael Skoler to the position of vice president of Interactive Media. In this capacity, Skoler will identify, develop and implement interactive strategies for the creation, distribution and engagement of PRI content. Skoler is a 1993 Nieman Fellow and a member of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board executive committee. Read more »

  10. Alma Guillermoprieto to receive IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award - May 21

    Alma Guillermoprieto a Mexican journalist whose articles have illuminated Latin America for her readers  has been chosen as the 2010 recipient of the International Women’s Media Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a 2005 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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