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Joe Thloloe receives honorary doctorate in law

Nieman Notes April 22, 2011

Joe Thloloe, NF '89 and chair of this year's South Africa Nieman selection committee, has received an honorary doctorate in law from Rhodes University. He was recognized as "a long-standing anti-apartheid activist who endured much for his involvement in the cause and a public intellectual for whom ethical concerns are uppermost." Thloloe currently serves as the South African press ombudsman. Read more

Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing: Amy Ellis Nutt

Nieman Notes April 19, 2011

Only one of seven crew members survived the sudden sinking of the Lady Mary, a scallop boat, in March 2009. Reporter Amy Ellis Nutt, NF ’05, spent seven months unraveling clues, and in November 2010, her five-part series, “The Wreck of the Lady Mary,” appeared on the front page of the Star-Ledger and on its website, where it featured photographs and video by her colleague Andre Malok. Nutt was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Read more

Kevin Cullen Among Winners of DART Awards

Nieman Notes April 18, 2011

Kevin Cullen, a 2003 Nieman Fellow, was part of The Boston Globe team that won a Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. Established in 1995, the annual Dart Awards recognize outstanding reporting that portrays traumatic events with accuracy, insight and sensitivity while illustrating the effects of trauma on victims’ lives and the process of recovery from emotional trauma. Read more

Nieman Fellows examine Latin American journalism

Nieman Notes April 18, 2011

Several Nieman Fellows contributed to the latest issue of ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. The new magazine focuses on “Journalism of the Americas” and features articles by Mónica Almeida NF ’09, Rosental Alves NF ’88, Alfredo Corchado NF ’09, Bob Giles NF ’66, Juanita León NF ’07, Graciela Mochkofsky NF ’09 and Raúl Peñaranda NF ’08. Read more

The Value of the Nieman Experience

News April 16, 2011

Nieman curator Bob Giles writes about “The Value of the Nieman Fellows’ Experience” in the Spring 2011 issue of Nieman Reports. His comments about the 50th anniversary of the South African Nieman Fellowship prompted R.C. Smith, NF ’61, to reflect on his own Nieman year. Read more

Defending Freedom of the Press

Nieman Notes April 7, 2011

Documentary filmmaker Michael Kirk, NF ’80, who produced 60 Frontline investigations and won two Peabody awards, was selected to receive the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s First Amendment Award at its conference in August. Former New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis, NF ’57, will be given the Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award from the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University in Boston this month. Read more

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