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Texas Daily Newspaper Assn. Honors Cobler

Nieman Notes March 30, 2009

Chris Cobler, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, recently received the Editorial Achievement Award from the Texas Daily Newspaper Association at its annual convention. The award recognizes "courage and commitment to the newsroom and leadership in the community in advocating and pursuing openness and accessibility to government." Cobler also was recently elected to the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas board of directors. Read more

Nieman Conference Insists Narrative Matters in Turbulent Times

Events March 23, 2009

Attendance dipped to slightly over 500 compared to more than 900 in past years. Some had just lost jobs. A few others wondered how long they'd have a desk to come back to. But speakers at last weekend's Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism preached adaptation, not hand wringing. They said well-honed storytelling skills enhance print and online reporting and improve newspapers' woeful bottom lines. Read more

David Jackson wins Studs Terkel Community Media Award

Nieman Notes March 10, 2009

David Jackson, a 2009 Nieman Fellow and reporter for the Chicago Tribune, was chosen as a recipient of the 2009 Studs Terkel Community Media Award. Presented annually, the awards honor outstanding media professionals for excellence in covering and reflecting Chicago's diverse communities. Read more