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John Harwood Joins The New York Times

Nieman Notes November 27, 2007

John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC television and member of the Class of 1990, will join the political writing team for The New York Times. He will contribute political stories and analysis to various sections of the newspaper and NYTimes.com. Read more

The New York Times’ Story, in Black and White

Nieman Notes November 27, 2007

"A year ago Thanksgiving Day, Gerald Boyd [Class of 1981] died, and New York magazine marks the occasion by backing up the hearse to his grave, digging him up and burying him again." Newsday's Les Payne comments on the Nov. 12 article "How Race Is Lived in America" on Boyd's rise and fall at the New York Times. Read more

Peg Finucane, former Newsday editor, dies at 57

Nieman Notes November 20, 2007

Peg Finucane, Class of 1985, a much-loved former Newsday editor and professor at Hofstra University, died Sunday. Family and friends remembered Finucane as a masterful editor who guided reporters to greatness, as well as a caring professor who loved teaching students how to thrive in the changing world of journalism. Read more

Former Columnist Was a Role Model at Work

Nieman Notes November 16, 2007

Dick Hughes, editorial page editor of the (Salem, Ore.) Statesman Journal, recalls J. Wesley "Wes" Sullivan's passion for journalism and his community. "Over time, Wes became a role model. He put his family and his faith first. ... He welcomed every day as an adventure." Sullivan, a member of the Class of 1958, died Nov. 11. Read more

Balancing Act: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remembers Her First Steps in the Law

Nieman Notes November 12, 2007

Today, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most powerful woman lawyer in the country. But more than 50 years ago, Ginsburg was very much a minority in a sea of men. Her very first class at Harvard Law School included journalist Anthony Lewis, Class of 1957. In this interview on LegalTimes, Ginsburg recalls how she used Lewis as inspiration. Read more

Raymundo Riva Palacio made Executive Editor

Nieman Notes November 7, 2007

Well-known journalist and analyst Raymundo Riva Palacio, Class of 1992, has been appointed Executive Editor of El Universal — the largest newspaper in Mexico. During his career, he has written for newspapers in Mexico, Spain, Canada and the United States; authored several books; and won two National Journalism Awards. Read more