Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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.

  4. 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 »

  5. 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 »

  6. 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 »

  7. Corchado to receive 2010 Lovejoy Award - May 12

    Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, has been chosen as the 2010 Elijah Lovejoy Award recipient. The award, established in 1952 at Maine's Colby College, is given annually to a member of the newspaper profession who has contributed to the country's journalistic achievement. Read more »

  8. Cobler and team receive SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award - May 4

    Chris Cobler, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, and his staff at the Victoria Advocate in Texas won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award in Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation 1-50,000) for the series on “Fatal Funnel”, a story of Route 77 in Texas, notorious as a passageway for drugs and illegal immigrants. Learn more »

  9. Chin'ono documentary up for BANFF award - April 28

    "A Violent Response," a documentary by 2010 Global Health Fellow Hopewell Chin'ono, has been nominated for a BANFF World Television Award. The film—a look at Zimbabwe's post-election violence—will be aired in June on the BBC in the UK to mark the anniversary of the 2008 Zimbabwean elections. Watch a preview of the film »

  10. Crusader for desegregation dies at age 86 - April 22

    A.M. "Mac" Secrest, who as the editor of a small-town newspaper in South Carolina crusaded against Southern resistance to desegregation in the 1950s, has died. He was a 1961 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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