Niemans in the News

  1. George de Lama to Head IDB Communications Office - July 30

    George de Lama, a 1992 Nieman Fellow and former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been appointed External Relations Advisor for the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Development Bank. de Lama will head the Bank’s strategic communications, congressional relations and cultural affairs office. Read more »

  2. Guy Raz Named Weekend Host of NPR's All Things Considered - July 29

    Guy Raz, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, has been named weekend host of NPR News’ signature afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered. Raz will step into the role fulltime this weekend, after guest-hosting for the past several months. Previously, Raz was NPR’s defense correspondent.

  3. In the Tehran jail, I was the ‘Great British Spy’ - July 15

    Iason Athanasiadis, a 2008 Nieman Fellow, was arrested after writing a piece for The Spectator on the Iranian demonstrations. He learned from his interrogators how deep is the historic hatred of the British. Read more »

  4. Paul Hemphill, Chronicler of the South, Dies at 73 - July 12

    Paul Hemphill, who brought a lean journalistic style and a sharp ear for dialogue to essays and novels devoted to the blue-collar South of stock-car racing, football, country music, evangelists and wayward souls, died Saturday morning in Atlanta. He was a 1969 Nieman Fellow.
    Read more at »

  5. Robert Neilsen, Former Toronto Star Journalist, Dies at 87 - July 11

    In his 33 years with the Toronto Star, Robert Nielsen's roles ranged from foreign correspondent to editorial page editor and acting editor-in-chief. He died July 10 after suffering an aneurysm. Nielsen was a 1953 Nieman Fellow. Read more at »

  6. Ines Pohl Named Editor of die tageszeitung - July 7

    Ines Pohl, a 2005 Nieman Fellow, has been named Editor of die tageszeitung, the leading leftist newspaper of Germany. Known as "the taz," the alternative daily offers social and political news coverage and commentary.

  7. Gerald Grant publishes "Hope and Despair in the American City" - June 11

    In "Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh," Gerald Grant, a 1968 Nieman Fellow, compares two cities—his hometown of Syracuse, New York, and Raleigh, North Carolina—in order to examine the consequences of the nation’s ongoing educational inequities. Learn more »

  8. James Scott publishes "The Attack on the Liberty" - June 4

    James Scott, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, has authored "The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship," available in bookstores this week. In this book, Scott recounts the story of the horrifying attack on the U.S.S. Liberty by Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats, and the tremendous impact it had on the lives of the crew. Learn more »

  9. Hugh Morris Dies at 94 - June 2

    Hugh Morris, a 1951 Nieman Fellow, died June 2, 2009, in Frankfort, Ky. A longtime bureau chief for The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, Morris was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1997. He was 94. Read more »

  10. "Windows on Iraq: Images & Context" - May 22

    In this multimedia project produced for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, freelance photojournalist Kael Alford’s “unembedded” photography provides an example of “contextualized” reporting on a Muslim community in the global spotlight. Alford portrays Najaf, Iraq beyond the US cordon and Mahdi Army lines during the siege of August, 2004.

    This project grew out of the center's Fall 2008 conference "Understanding Islam in Context." Alford is a 2009 Nieman Fellow.
    Visit "Windows on Iraq: Images & Context" »

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