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Amupadhi new editor of The Namibian

Nieman Notes September 30, 2011

The editorship of The Namibian changed hands when founding Editor Gwen Lister, after 26 years at the helm of the biggest newspaper in the country, passed on the torch to Tangeni Amupadhi on Friday, Sept. 30. Amupadhi was appointed editor-designate in April, after serving as editor of Insight magazine, which he co-founded in 2004, and has worked closely with Lister over the past six months before being confirmed in the position. He is a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Ayers honored with Carr Van Anda Award

Nieman Notes September 27, 2011

Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism awarded Anniston (Ala.) Star publisher H. Brandt Ayers its prestigious Carr Van Anda Award Monday, Sept. 26, citing his outstanding career achievements to society and the communications field. "Brandt Ayers is a bit of a living legend in the American newspaper industry, and is perhaps the best-known publisher/editor of what we often refer to as ‘community newspaperss’." said Professor Bill Reader. Ayers is a 1968 Nieman Fellow. Read more