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GlobalPost tries to fill news gap

Nieman Notes January 13, 2009

GlobalPost.com, the news organization started by Charles Sennott, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, went live Jan. 12. The free Web site, supported by ads, went live Monday and will offer regular dispatches for an American audience to supplement coverage from news organizations still covering the world. GlobalPost also will sell stories to papers to run in print or online. Read more

Roberta Baskin receives duPont award

Nieman Notes January 12, 2009

Robert Baskin, a 2002 Nieman Fellow, and her team from WJLA-TV in Washington, DC, received a 2009 duPont-Columbia Award for "Drilling for Dollars: Children’s Dentistry Investigation." In this series, Baskin and her team investigated a chain of dental clinics that exposed small children to unnecessary and painful treatments in a scheme to profit from Medicaid. Read more

The Press and the Presidency

News January 12, 2009

Ellen Fitzpatrick, an American Historian/Scholar and commentator on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, was among several esteemed journalists invited to address the attendees of our 70th Anniversary Convocation Weekend, Nov. 7-9. Read more