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The New Age announces new editor

Nieman Notes October 29, 2010

Henry Jeffreys, a 2005 Nieman Fellow, was recently announced as the new editor of The New Age newspaper, following the controversial walkout of the fledgling newspaper's top five editors. Jeffreys is well-respected as the former editor of Cape Town daily Die Burger, and former deputy and political editor of the Johannesburg daily Beeld, where he started his career in the 1980s. Read more

Collaborative health reporting projects focus of new website

Nieman Notes October 28, 2010

The California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting has launched a new website that chronicles the news projects it has produced with California newspapers during the last year. Based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, the Center works in partnership with news organizations across the state to cover California health policy issues. Read more

Veteran Civil Rights Reporter Simeon Booker Receives CBC 2010 Phoenix Award

Nieman Notes October 17, 2010

Veteran civil rights reporter, Simeon Booker, told the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Awards Dinner, “our struggle is far from over,” as he accepted the organization’s 2010 Phoenix Award for lifetime achievement. The annual Phoenix Awards are presented to those whom have made significant contributions to society, and symbolizing the immortality of the human spirit and an eternal desire to reach its full potential. Booker is a 1951 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Former ‘Oklahoman’ Top Editor Jim Standard Dies

Nieman Notes October 13, 2010

Jim Standard, former top editor of The Oklahoman, died Oct. 12, 2010, in Oklahoma City. He was 70. During his time with the paper he was named Oklahoma Newsman of the Year, spent much of his free time with journalistic and civic organizations, and was a frequent public speaker and lecturer. He was a 1970 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Nieman Curator Bob Giles to Retire

News October 1, 2010

Bob Giles, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for the past decade, will retire at the end of the academic year in June 2011. “It is not easy to leave a great institution and the wonderful people who make it so, but this is a good time for my wife, Nancy, and me to begin a new chapter in our lives,” Giles, 77, said. Read more