Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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 »

  4. 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 »

  5. 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 »

  6. 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 »

  7. 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 »

  8. 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 »

  9. 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 »

  10. 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 »

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