Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. Kabral Blay-Amihere publishes memoirs - April 22

    Kabral Blay-Amihere, chairman of National Media Commission in Ghana and a 1991 Nieman Fellow, recently published his third book, “Between the Lion and the Elephant: Memoirs of an African Diplomat.” The chronicles the achievements, challenges and experiences of the author as Ghana’s Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire. Read more »

  3. 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 »

  4. Marcela Valdes receives the Shattuck Prize for Criticism - April 19

    2010 Nieman Fellow Marcela Valdes received the first Annual Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism by the Center for Fiction in New York City on Saturday, April 17. The award is devoted to the support and encouragement of emerging critics. Read more »

  5. Deborah Amos to receive Murrow award - April 16

    Deborah Amos, a 1992 Nieman Fellow, will receive the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award/Radio Division on April 20 at Washington State University. Following the award presentation, Amos will exchange views about media ethics and responsibility in a roundtable discussion. Learn more »

  6. Angus Thuermer, reporter turned CIA official, dies - April 14

    As a top CIA public affairs official, Angus Thuermer described himself as the agency’s “spooksman’’ who officially gave “no comment’’ to inquiring reporters. But that didn’t mean Mr. Thuermer, 92, who died of pneumonia April 14, lacked for stories to tell. Just out of college in the late 1930s, he covered the eve of World War II from Berlin for the Associated Press before being interned by the Germans. He was a 1951 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  7. Gene Weingarten wins 2010 Pulitzer - April 13

    Gene Weingarten was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Featuring Writing for "Fatal Distraction." In March 2009, the Washington Post Magazine published his story about parents who accidentally left infants and toddlers in the backseats of cars, leading to the childrens' death. Weingarten is a 1988 Nieman Fellow. Learn more »

  8. Craig Welch publishes "Shell Games" - April 12

    “Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature’s Bounty” is a stranger-than-fiction account of a fisherman who stole millions of dollars worth of some of the world’s most extraordinary marine creatures and led wildlife detectives on a multiyear odyssey. Craig Welch is the chief environmental writer at The Seattle Times and a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Learn more »


  9. Robert Caro, NF ’66, to be inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame - April 6

    Robert Caro, a 1966 Nieman Fellow, is to be inducted into the newly created New York State Writers Hall of Fame on Friday, April 9. Caro is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, and was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama. Read more »

  10. María Hinojosa interviews Fellows Alfredo Corchado, Anita Snow - April 5

    Award-winning journalist María Hinojosa recently interviewed two Nieman Fellows for “One-on-One.” Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, talks about why he risks his life every day to report the truth about Mexico's increasingly violent drug war. Anita Snow, a 2010 Nieman Fellow, describes life of a journalist in today’s Cuba and offers predictions for the future. Watch the interviews »

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