Niemans in the News

  1. 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 »

  2. 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.
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  3. 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.

  4. 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.
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  5. Boston Globe Executive to Retire After 36-Year Career - May 7

    Alfred S. Larkin Jr., executive vice president of The Boston Globe, announced his retirement yesterday, capping a 36-year career during which he held top positions in the newsroom and on the business side of the Globe. Larkin was a member of the Class of 1977.

  6. Paige Williams Wins First Ellie for Atlanta - May 1

    The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) bestowed the industry’s most prestigious editorial honors at the 43rd annual National Magazine Awards on May 1. The award fro Feature Writing was given to Paige Williams, Class of 1997, for her work "You Have Thousands of Angels Around You" published in Atlanta magazine. This category honors the stylishness and originality with which the author treats his or her subject.
    Read the entire list of winners »

  7. C. Hale Champion dies at 85 - April 24

    C. Hale Champion, who in half a century of public service held senior positions in local, state and federal government and in academia, died Wednesday at 85. He was a member of the Class of 1957.

    Mr. Champion was remembered by friends and former colleagues as a shrewd behind-the-scenes player with a strong intellect and a gift for cutting to the heart of complex matters.
    Read more from The Boston Globe »

  8. Marcus Brauchli Quits Wall Street Journal - April 22

    The Wall Street Journal's top editor, Marcus Brauchli, Class of 1992, resigned on Tuesday, giving News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch an opening to further put his stamp on the newspaper he bought four months ago. "Now that the ownership transition has taken place, I have come to believe the new owners should have a managing editor of their choosing," Brauchli said in a letter to staff.

  9. Pennsylvania's Diversity a Challenge to Obama - April 17

    "Bowling for Pennsylvania," a story by Gaiutra Bahadur, was featured as the cover story of the May 5 edition of The Nation. Bahadur is a member of the Class of 2008.

    "Do people in checkerboard communities turn inward and away from one another, and does that make them more susceptible to campaigning that plays on racial and ethnic divisions?" she asks, referring to Barack Obama's chances in Pennsylvania, and perhaps against John McCain.
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  10. McKim Recieves Two Awards in AP California-Nevada Newswriting and Photo Contest - April 15

    Jenifer McKim, Class of 2008, was honored with two awards in the 2008 AP California-Nevada Newswriting and Photo contest, which celebrates the best print journalism of 2007 by AP members in the two states.

    McKim was awarded the Sunlight Freedom of Information Award (jointly presented by the California First Amendment Coalition) for "Dying in Silence." She was also part of a team that won for Investigative Reporting (Circulation 200,000 or Greater) for "Justice by Geography." Both winning articles were published in The Orange County Register.
    Read the full list of winners »

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