Niemans in the News

  1. SNPA honors Victoria Advocate - November 5

    The Victoria Advocate recently won a variety of honors from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA): first place for its front page; first place for best use of multimedia; second place in the Carmage Walls Commentary Award; and third place for best local story. The Advocate also earned recognition for the best front page from the Inland Press Association. Chris Cobler, a member of the class of 2006, has been editor of the Advocate since June 2007.

  2. Benton directs launch of Nieman Journalism Lab - October 27

    The Nieman Foundation's newest Web publication — the Nieman Journalism Lab — launched Monday, Oct. 27 under the direction of Joshua Benton. As a reporter and blogger with long experience online, Benton will help identify ways journalists can improve their work, newsrooms can change their cultures, and news organizations can find ways to prosper. He was a member of the Class of 2008.
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  3. Carolyn Curiel to join Purdue - October 16

    Carolyn Curiel, a former White House speechwriter, U.S. ambassador and most recently a member of The New York Times editorial board, has been appointed as senior adviser in the office of the Purdue president and as a clinical professor of communication. She is a member of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board.

  4. Mark Ethridge Delivers VCU Turpin Lecture - October 13

    Mark Ethridge recently visited Virginia Commonwealth University as a guest lecturer during the school’s annual Mass Communications Week.  Ethridge spoke on Oct. 9, where he talked about journalism and about his novel, Grievances.  He described how he wanted to create a novel that provided a behind-the-scenes look at the newspaper industry.  Ethridge was a member of the Class of 1986.

  5. Lipinski Takes Post at University of Chicago - September 25

    Ann Marie Lipinski, longtime editor and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been appointed to the newly created post of Vice President for Civic Engagement. She was a member of the Class of 1990.
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  6. Christopher Cousins to Cover Maine Statehouse - September 24

    Christopher Cousins, a member of the Class of 2007, has accepted a position with Statehouse News Service, which offers in-depth coverage of the Maine Statehouse and state government. Cousins said that this new assignment represents a welcome and exciting challenge. “The opportunity to return to writing and cover state government was one that I couldn’t pass up,” he said.
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  7. Roberta Baskin and the WJLA I-Team Win Top Award in TV - September 22

    Roberta Baskin, Class of 2002, and the WJLA  I-Team won the Emmy for Outstanding Regional News Story – Investigative Reporting. The news story "Drilling for Dollars" covered the I-Team’s reports on local dental clinics abusive treatments on Medicaid children.

  8. Nancy Maynard, Nieman Advisory Board Member, Dies at 61 - September 21

    Nancy Hicks Maynard, 61, a former co-publisher of the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune and co-founder of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, died Sept. 21. A pioneering African American reporter for the New York Post and the New York Times, she and her husband Robert C. Maynard purchased the financially ailing Oakland Tribune from Gannett Co. in 1983, making it the only major daily with African American owners.
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  9. Managing editor to leave Baltimore Sun - September 15

    In the latest high-level departure at The Baltimore Sun, Managing Editor Robert Blau announced his resignation. Blau was a member of the Class of 1997.
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  10. H. Y. Sharada Prasad Dies at 84 - September 2

    H.Y. Sharada Prasad, media adviser to former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, died Sept. 2 following a prolonged illness. Prasad was a member of the Class of 1956.
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