Niemans in the News

  1. Six Fellows Recieve Sigma Delta Chi Awards - April 14

    The Society of Professional Journalists announced Monday, April 14, the recipients of the 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. Five Nieman alumni were among this year's winners, who were chosen from more than 1,000 entries in 48 categories including print, radio, television and online.

  2. How Do You Tell the Kids About Dr. King, RFK? - April 13

    H. Brandt Ayers, chairman and publisher of The Annison Star and member of the Class of 1968, reflects on the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death. "...how do I tell how it was and what I thought it meant for the future of the country, how could I have explained that to young reporters on my staff at lunch, two of whom weren't born then?" he asks.

  3. Mathatha Tsedu named industry Lifetime Achiever - April 9

    Mathatha Tsedu, Class of 1997, was honored with the Mondi Shanduka 2007 Lifetime Achiever Award. “Tsedu is an editor whose paper still reports on rural communities' news, helping to keep the focus on issues of grassroots development often overlooked by the mainstream media,” said Guy Berger, Convenor of Judges. The Mondi Shanduka Awards honor and encourage excellence in a wide range of categories, from investigative journalism and breaking news, to feature writing, graphical journalism, and presentation.

  4. Three Nieman Fellows Bring Home Pulitzers - April 7

    The Washington Post swept the 2008 Pulitzers, taking home six of the 14 journalism categories — the most ever for the newspaper. Three Nieman Fellows were among those who contributed to this windfall.

  5. Meldrum: South Africa’s 'Crucial Role' in Zimbabwe Crisis - April 4

    After years of economic crisis and repressive leadership under President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe looks poised for change. Andrew Meldrum, member of the Class of 2008 and former Zimbabwe correspondent for the Guardian, talks to the Council on Foreign Relations about potential options for the inner circle of Mugabe’s party.

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  6. Wilson Recalls Abduction in Lecture - April 3

    Simon Wilson, BBC Middle East bureau chief and member of the Class of 2008, described the “biggest challenge of [his] career” — abduction of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston in the Gaza strip — and other experiences he has had while reporting in Israel, Iraq and Lebanon during a lecture at Dartmouth College Thursday, April 3.

  7. Rami Khouri to Speak at Gaza Symposium - March 25

    Rami Khouri, Class of 2002 and Nieman Advisory Board member, will be among expert voices from the Harvard community and the Boston area to speak at a Gaza Symposium, hosted by Harvard's Kennedy School of Government on March 29. The group will explore questions about the mounting humanitarian crisis and and human security, history, politics and health in the the Gaza Strip.

  8. From Blog to Narrative: Benton Throws Us a Curve - March 21

    Boredom was not an issue for Roy Peter Clark at last weekend's Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Clark recounts the moment of "great learning" he enjoyed while attending the breakout session "Blogging for Story" presented by Josh Benton, Class of 2008.

  9. Mark Carter Named CCJ Executive Director - March 16

    Mark Carter, a 20-year veteran media executive, strategist, reporter and executive producer, is the new executive director of the Committee of Concerned Journalists and the Goldenson Chair in Community Broadcasting at the Missouri School of Journalism. He is a member of the Class of 1995.

  10. Global News Enterprises Draws Three Niemans - March 15

    The Boston Globe's Charles M. Sennott, Class of 2006, will be among a group of veteran foreign correspondents who will be joining Global News Enterprises LLC, the first US-based Web site devoted exclusively to international news, which is set to launch early next year.

    Other Nieman Fellows who will be writing and working on multimedia projects for Global News include Joshua Hammer, Class of 2005, a former Newsweek reporter who worked as the magazine's bureau chief in Berlin and Jerusalem; and H.D.S Greenway, Class of 1972, a foreign correspondent best known for his Vietnam War coverage and a former Boston Globe editor.

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