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Nieman Foundation Launches Guide to Covering Pandemic Flu

News October 24, 2009

The Nieman Foundation has launched a comprehensive online guide to covering pandemic flu. Written by and for journalists, www.coveringflu.org is a one-stop resource designed to help reporters, editors, producers and other media professionals understand the complexities of the flu story. It also offers guidance and best practices for reporting on the topic. Read more

Nieman and Shorenstein Honor Italian Journalists, La Repubblica

News October 23, 2009

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy have presented a citation to Ezio Mauro, editor of La Repubblica in Italy, recognizing his courageous leadership and the essential efforts of the newspaper on behalf of press freedom. It is a statement of support for Mauro and his colleagues in the face of attacks and legal actions by Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi. Read more

Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Nelson dies

Nieman Notes October 21, 2009

Jack Nelson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Los Angeles Times Washington bureau chief who first made his name covering the civil rights movement, died Wednesday, Oct. 22. For more than two decades, he ran the Los Angeles Times’ bureau in the capital, propelling it to the heights of post-Watergate journalism and putting what had once been a regional paper on the same plane with other top national news organizations. Nelson—a 1962 Nieman Fellow—was 80. Read more