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Medill names Tulsky Director of new watchdog/accountability initiative

Nieman Notes January 31, 2011

Investigative editor and reporter Rick Tulsky is joining Medill as Director of its new watchdog/accountability initiative. Tulsky, a Pulitzer-winning journalist, will lead development of an initiative that will involve students, faculty and local organizations in identifying systemic flaws in government and public institutions and empowering citizens with the kind of knowledge that leads to change. He is a 1989 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Saul Friedman, ex-Newsday columnist, dies

Nieman Notes January 28, 2011

During a journalism career that lasted more than five decades, Saul Friedman earned a reputation as a tough reporter who battled public officials and his editors with equal ferocity. Friedman, who covered seven presidents for Newsday and other publications, died Friday, Dec. 31 at 81. He was a 1963 Nieman Fellow. Read more

CNN names Bryan Monroe editor of CNNPolitics.com

Nieman Notes January 11, 2011

Award-winning journalist Bryan Monroe has joined CNN as editor of CNNPolitics.com. In this newly created role, Monroe will lead the editorial planning and content strategy for CNN's online and mobile political coverage from the network’s DC Bureau. Monroe is a 2003 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Sonali Samarasinghe reflects on second anniversary of husband’s murder

Nieman Notes January 10, 2011

“As we commemorate Lasantha [Wickrematunge's] death anniversary we must not forget those other brave journalists who have also paid the supreme sacrifice in the pursuit of their craft. Several other journalists have been attacked or otherwise threatened, resulting in their being forced to flee Sri Lanka. Yet others have been coerced into submission. At no time in the history of our country has the freedom of expression been so brutally been repressed as it is now.” Read more

Art Geiselman dies at 85

Nieman Notes January 3, 2011

Art Geiselman, a former (Baltimore) Evening Sun reporter who relished catching crooked police officers and exposing squalid conditions at prisons and mental hospitals over a 47-year career in journalism, died Dec. 21. He was a 1965 Nieman Fellow. Read more