Niemans in the News

  1. Nieman journalists to examine press freedom in Latin America - November 10

    Leading Latin American journalists — including past and present Nieman Fellows — will gather at Harvard on Nov. 18 for a one-day conference that will take a close look at press freedom in Latin America. The speakers will discuss the difficult challenges many journalists face in their countries, including the killings of colleagues, abductions, intimidation, pressure from government officials or from powerful media moguls, and the absence of legal protection and press freedom laws. They also will present innovative solutions to some problems, including how online news magazines can make a difference.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at HKSG and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Follow the sessions on Twitter at #LatAmPress.

    Friday, November 18, 2011, 10:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Rockefeller Center, 1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room S020.

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  2. The Inestimable Value of an Afghan Reporter - November 8

    Waheed Abdul Wafa, NF ’11, was The New York Times’s longest-serving reporter in Afghanistan. Now he has left journalism to become executive director of the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University. The Times’s “At War” blog describes the vital roles he’s played in the Kabul bureau—translator, fixer, security consultant, cultural interpreter, bookkeeper and reporter on more than 300 storiesRead more »

  3. Robert Blau joins Pulitzer Prize Board - October 31

    Robert Blau — a managing editor at Bloomberg News noted for his commitment to investigative and narrative journalism — along with historian Steven Hahn, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board. Blau is a 1997 Nieman Fellow. Nieman Foundation Curator Ann Marie Lipinski is a co-chair of the board. Read more »

  4. Alex Jones Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences - October 19

    Alex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, was among 177 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences earlier this month. He is a 1982 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  5. Rose Marie Economou, 1946-2011 - October 7

    Rose Economou, and Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and Columbia College professor, died Sunday, Oct. 2, at 65. A 1981 Nieman Fellow, Economou worked at the school for two decades after a distinguished career as a broadcast producer. Read more »

  6. Rutledge wins Barlett & Steele award - October 4

    Raquel Rutledge and her Milwaukee Journal Sentinel colleague Rick Barrett were named Silver Award winners Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the annual Barlett & Steele contest, which honors outstanding investigative reporting focused on business. The two were recognized for their story on how federal regulators failed to prevent tainted alcohol wipes from getting into hospitals and medicine cabinets across the country. Rutledge is a 2012 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  7. Amupadhi new editor of The Namibian - September 30

    The editorship of The Namibian changed hands when founding Editor Gwen Lister, after 26 years at the helm of the biggest newspaper in the country, passed on the torch to Tangeni Amupadhi on Friday, Sept. 30. Amupadhi was appointed editor-designate in April, after serving as editor of Insight magazine, which he co-founded in 2004, and has worked closely with Lister over the past six months before being confirmed in the position. He is a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  8. Ayers honored with Carr Van Anda Award - September 27

    Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism awarded Anniston (Ala.) Star publisher H. Brandt Ayers its prestigious Carr Van Anda Award Monday, Sept. 26, citing his outstanding career achievements to society and the communications field. "Brandt Ayers is a bit of a living legend in the American newspaper industry, and is perhaps the best-known publisher/editor of what we often refer to as ‘community newspaperss’." said Professor Bill Reader. Ayers is a 1968 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  9. Morris receives International Nuremberg Human Rights Award - September 25

    Hollman Morris was the recipient of the 9th presentation of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award, which took place on Sunday, Sept. 25. Morris, a 2011 Nieman Fellow, was honored for his commitment to respect for human rights in Colombia. Read more »

  10. Murray Seeger dies at 82; L.A. Times reporter led Moscow bureau - August 31

    Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died at 82. Seeger wrote for Nieman Reports many times over the years, and served as associate editor of the magazine in the ‘90s. He was a 1962 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

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