Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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 »

  4. 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 »

  5. 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 »

  6. 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 »

  7. 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 »

  8. 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 »

  9. 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.

  10. 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 »

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