Niemans in the News

  1. Sunday Dare Launches - January 22

    Sunday Dare—Nigerian journalist, author, researcher and 2001 Nieman Fellow—recently launched the online news and information Web site, which focuses on local, continental and international news delivered in a timely, fresh, accurate, informative and reader-friendly manner. Learn more »

  2. Crispulo Icban Jr. Appointed Acting Press Secretary for Manila - January 22

    Veteran journalist Crispulo “Jun” Icban Jr.—Manila Bulletin editor-in-chief and 1967 Nieman Fellow—was designated acting Press Secretary for by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Icban temporarily replaces Press Secretary Cerge Remonde, who recently passed away. Learn more »

  3. Post editor and reporter shone a light on the voiceless - January 6

    Marcia Slacum Greene, 57, a tenacious Washington Post editor and reporter whose assignments included politics, housing and social services and who saw journalism as a way to humanize and illuminate the lives of the marginalized and voiceless, died Jan. 4. Greene was a 1991 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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  5. Bill Kovach to Receive National Press Foundation's W.M. Kiplinger Award - December 1

    Bill Kovach, veteran journalist, editor and author, will be bestowed the 2010 W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism from the National Press Foundation. “Perhaps no one in his time has more epitomized the values of our profession — the sense that journalism must be tough but fair, uncompromising but humane, and above all searching, always asking more questions — than Bill Kovach,” the NPF judges said in a statement. Kovach is a 1989 Nieman Fellow, and was curator of the Nieman Foundation from 1989 to 2000. Read more »

  6. Charlotte Paper Names Stodghill Business Columnist - November 13

    Ron Stodghill, a former business journalist with BusinessWeek, Time and The New York Times, has been named a business columnist for the Charlotte Observer. Stodghill is a 2001 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  7. Former Gainesville Times editor Bob Campbell dies - November 9

    Former longtime Gainesville Times editor Bob Campbell died Sunday, Nov. 8. Campbell—a Navy veteran of World War II and a 1957 Nieman Fellow—worked at The Times from 1971 to 1986, spending the last two years as editorial page editor. He was 88. Read more »

  8. Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Nelson dies - October 21

    Jack Nelson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Los Angeles Times Washington bureau chief who first made his name covering the civil rights movement, died Wednesday, Oct. 22. For more than two decades, he ran the Los Angeles Times’ bureau in the capital, propelling it to the heights of post-Watergate journalism and putting what had once been a regional paper on the same plane with other top national news organizations. Nelson—a 1962 Nieman Fellow—was 80. Read more »

  9. Bryan Monroe Joins J-School at Northwestern - October 14

    Veteran newsroom leader and media commentator Bryan Monroe—a 2003 Nieman Fellow—joins the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University as a visiting professor. Read more »

  10. Olivera Perkins a recipient of the 2009 Knowledge@Wharton Awards for Business Journalism - September 30

    Olivera Perkins, a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a business reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has won the 2009 NABJ-Knowledge@Wharton Award. The awards provide journalists with a scholarship to attend the prestigious Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Perkins is a 2008 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  11. Ken Armstrong Wins John Chancellor Award - September 24

    Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong has won a major national award for his more than 20-year reporting career. Armstrong, the recipient of the 2009 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, was selected for the depth and impact of his coverage of the criminal-justice system over his career. Armstrong is a 2001 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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