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Chris Cousins to Join Bangor Daily News

Nieman Notes August 6, 2009

Chris Cousins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is joining the staff of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News as a reporter. “Working for such a top-notch news organization was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, and one that I’ve been seeking for several years,” Cousins said. Read more

Roberta Baskin Joins HHS as Adviser

Nieman Notes August 6, 2009

Former television reporter Roberta Baskin, a 2002 Nieman Fellow, will join the Department of Health and Human Service's office of inspector general as a senior communications adviser. She will join the office for one year to help drum up media attention for the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, an HHS-Justice Department task force aimed at combating Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Read more

Sam Fulwood a Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress

Nieman Notes August 4, 2009

Sam Fulwood, a 1994 Nieman Fellow and Nieman Foundation Advisory Board member, is now a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he analyzes the influence of national politics and domestic policies on communities of color across the United States. The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. Read more

David Hawpe Retires as Courier-Journal Editorial Director

Nieman Notes August 3, 2009

David Hawpe, an unrepentant liberal who spent much of his professional life railing against what he considered to be the coal industry's excesses and as an advocate for the underprivileged, especially in his beloved Appalachia, is retiring after 40 years with The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal. He is a 1975 Nieman Fellow. Read more