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Murray Seeger dies at 82; L.A. Times reporter led Moscow bureau

Nieman Notes August 31, 2011

Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died at 82. Seeger wrote for Nieman Reports many times over the years, and served as associate editor of the magazine in the ‘90s. He was a 1962 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Joseph Mohbat, NF ’67, dies at 73

Nieman Notes August 18, 2011

Joseph Mohbat, an Associated Press reporter turned lawyer and activist, died on August 10 of cancer at age 73. During the 60s, Mohbat covered national politics for the AP, including Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign, and was a member of the team that won the 1968 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for a series on ways the federal government wasted taxpayer money. He was a 1967 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Cynthia Tucker to leave The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nieman Notes August 10, 2011

Cynthia Tucker, one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s highest-profile columnists for more than 20 years, is leaving the AJC to become a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s journalism school. Tucker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007, is a 1989 Nieman Fellow. Read more