Niemans in the News

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Edwin O. Guthman dies at 89 - September 1

    Edwin O. Guthman, 89, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman respected for his unwavering integrity and whose storied career included stints as a soldier, a public servant, an educator, and editor of The Inquirer's editorial pages, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was a member of the Class of 1951.

  6. Jack Landau Dies at 74 - August 9

    Jack Landau, 74, an early leader of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, died Aug. 9 of complications from emphysema. Landau, a reporter-lawyer covering the U.S. Supreme Court for Newhouse News Service, was known for his passionate advocacy of legal rights for journalists. He was a member of the Class of 1968.

  7. 2008 Lovejoy Award Recipient Anne Hull - August 5

    Anne Hull, a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who reported the story that exposed the Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal in 2007 and has spent her career telling the stories of the voiceless and the vulnerable, will receive the 2008 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award from Colby College. She was a member of the Class of 1995.
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  8. Maynard: 'Give All Front Door Access to the Truth' - July 31

    Dori Maynard, Class of 1993, became the first woman to join her father Robert C. Maynard as a Nieman Fellow. Maynard is on the front lines continuing the fight for the cause her father began 30 years ago: providing opportunities for minority journalists in newspapers. Her father was a member of the Class of 1966.
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  9. NABJ Honors Five Niemans with 2008 Salute to Excellence Award - July 28

    Five Nieman Fellows were among the 2008 recipients of the National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence Awards. The annual awards recognize exemplary coverage of the African and African-American experience by the nation’s print and electronic media.

  10. Editor Who Shaped Chicago Tribune Steps Down - July 14

    Ann Marie Lipinski, 30 summers after she arrived at the Chicago Tribune for what was supposed to be a three-month internship and seven years after becoming its first female editor, announced her resignation from the newspaper she called "the love of my life." Lipinski was a member of the Class of 1990.
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