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Frank Kelly dies at 95

Nieman Notes June 22, 2010

Frank Kelly—a former reporter for the Kansas City Star and speech writer for President Harry Truman, and a founder and senior vice president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation—died June 11, just one day before his 96th birthday. He was a 1943 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Colombian voters elect Santos president

Nieman Notes June 22, 2010

Colombian voters on overwhelmingly elected as their new president Juan Manuel Santos, an American-educated former defense minister who oversaw a forceful counterinsurgency against the country’s rebel groups. Santos is a 1988 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Craig R. McCoy wins the 2010 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

Awards June 11, 2010

Craig R. McCoy, a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, is winner of the 2010 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. The Nieman Foundation will present the award during a ceremony at Boston University’s College of Communication on October 5, 2010. For almost three decades, McCoy has exposed injustice and corruption in Philadelphia through his probing and meticulous investigative work. Read more » Read more

Robert Bergenheim dies at 86

Nieman Notes June 9, 2010

Robert C. Bergenheim, the former Boston Herald American publisher who co-founded the Boston Business Journal and Providence Business News, died on Saturday, June 5. He was a 1954 Nieman Fellow. Read more