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Columbia, Nieman Foundation announce winners of the 2011 Lukas Prize Project

Awards March 30, 2011

The recipients of the 2011 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards for exceptional nonfiction include authors Eliza Griswold (a 2007 Nieman Fellow), Isabel Wilkerson and Alex Tizon. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 3, at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. The Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard co-administer the awards. Read more

Headliner Awards honor several Nieman alumni

Nieman Notes March 30, 2011

Four Nieman alumni were among the many journalists recognized by the National Press Club's 2011 Headliner Awards: Kevin Cullen (NF ’03), James E. Causey (NF ’08), Stuart Watson (NF ’08), and John Harwood (NF ’90). The National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry. Read more

AHCJ honors Tony Bartelme

Nieman Notes March 23, 2011

Tony Bartelme, a 2011 Nieman Fellow, was among the winners of the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. Bartelme, projects reporter, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, received the third place award in Community News for "One Brain at a Time." Read more

Nieman curator weighs in on digital censorship

News March 16, 2011

Nieman curator Bob Giles writes about the difficulties Chinese blogger Michael Anti is having publishing under his preferred name. Anti, a 2008 Nieman Fellow whose government-recorded name is Zhao Jing, has used his pen name professionally for years. That changed quickly in January however, when Facebook cancelled his account without warning and deleted all his contacts, due to a “real name policy.” The Committee to Protect Journalists describes the move as complicit with “China’s growing attempt to stifle the free flow of news and opinion.” Read more

Michael J. Berens wins Worth Bingham Prize for “Seniors for Sale”

Awards March 15, 2011

Reporter Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times is winner of the 2010 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for his comprehensive six-part series “Seniors for Sale: Exploiting the aged and frail in Washington’s adult family homes.” The $20,000 Bingham Prize will be presented at the Nieman Foundation on April 14, 2011. Read more

Tim Giago retires from the newsroom

Nieman Notes March 10, 2011

Tim Giago, Editor/Publisher of Native Sun News will put down his pen and retire from the newsroom April 1, three years to the day after he launched this “last and final newspaper.” He will remain on the newspapers masthead as Editor Emeritus. Giago is a 1991 fellow. Read more

Harvard’s Rev. Peter Gomes dies at 68

News March 3, 2011

Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, a longtime friend of the Nieman Foundation and host to decades of Nieman classes in his home on campus has died. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard, passed away on Feb. 28 from complications from a stroke. Read more

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