Niemans in the News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
    Read more from www.chicagotribune.com »

  3. Seattle Times Reporters Awarded National Journalism Prize - July 13

    Seattle Times investigative reporter David Heath, Class of 2006, and colleague Hal Bernton have won the national Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for their series "The Favor Factory." The award is presented by the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) and comes with a $10,000 prize.

    Watch "Mr. Heath Goes to Washington" on PBS' "Exposé"
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  4. Washington Post Taps Marcus Brauchli as New Executive Editor - July 7

    Marcus Brauchli, a 1992 Nieman Fellow, has been named executive editor of The Washington Post, returning him to the top ranks of American journalism less than three months after Rupert Murdoch forced him out as the Wall Street Journal's editor. Brauchli will be in charge of both the Post's print and online editions.
    Read more »

  5. Colombia Leader Calls Ransom Story ‘Absolutely False’ - July 7

    Colombian authorities sought over the weekend to discredit a Swiss academic and former intermediary in talks with a left-wing rebel group who has been linked to a disputed report that officials paid $20 million for last week's release of 15 high-profile hostages. Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos, Class of 1988, strongly denied any foreign nationals had taken part in the operation.
    Read more from The Los Angeles Times »

  6. Guy Raz Wins 2008 Edward R. Murrow Award - July 1

    Guy Raz, NPR Defense Correspondent and member of the Class of 2009, was honored with the 2008 Edward R. Murrow Awards for “Rescuing the Wounded: Iraq to Germany.” This three-part series tracked the medical care of a wounded American soldier: from the battlefield, to the trauma ward in Balad, Iraq, and finally to the Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.
    Read more. »

  7. Wilfrid Rodgers Dies at 88 - May 22

    Wilfrid C. Rodgers, who covered the Kennedy White House as part of a 45-year career as a reporter, columnist, and editor for The Boston Globe, died May 22. He was a member of the Class of 1959. His coverage of Kennedy included the president's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech near the Berlin Wall in 1963.
    Read his obituary on boston.com »

  8. American Professor, Indonesian Journalist Team Up for Narrative Reporting Course - May 21

    American professor Janet E. Steele and Indonesian journalist Andreas Harsono, Class of 2000, will team up for a “Narrative Reporting” course for print journalists here, the first time this subject will be taught in an island where so many stories are waiting to be written, and written well.
    Learn more »

  9. Children of the Iranian Revolution
    The Photography of Iason Athanasiadis
    - May 14

    With 70 percent of its people under 30 years old, Iran is one of the youngest societies on earth. For three years, Iason Athanasiadis, Class of 2008, lived and traveled in Iran, and achieved extraordinary access in the social undergrounds that define this up-and-coming generation of Iranians, one of the most electrifying facilitators of change in the country's recent history.

    This exhibition runs May 14 - July 10 at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.

  10. Journalists Examine D.C. Power Networks - May 10

    John Harwood, Class of 1990, and The Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib's new book, "Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power," show how today's Washington power game really works, through stories of people who are making a difference on Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Read an excerpt on MSNBC.com »

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