Archive: Feb 2012

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Ken Armstrong, NF ’01, wins Selden Ring Award

Nieman Notes February 28, 2012

Ken Armstrong, NF ’01, and Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times have won the 2012 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, for their three-part series “Methadone and the Politics of Pain.” The award is presented annually by the School of Journalism at USC Annenberg. Read more

Reporter Andrea McCarren, NF ’07, fends off social media attacks

Nieman Notes February 20, 2012

Andrea McCarren, a 2007 Nieman Fellow and reporter for WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C., was forced to stay off the air recently after teenagers upset with her reports on underage drinking took to Twitter and Facebook to post hostile messages. When her own children were bullied at school, McCarren had a colleague report two of her stories. Read more

Remembering Anthony Shadid

News February 17, 2012

When foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid presented the Joe Alex Morris, Jr. Lecture at the Nieman Foundation in 2004, he spoke eloquently about the many challenges of filing from war-torn Iraq, the changing nature of reporting in the Middle East and the growing importance of maintaining journalistic independence – themes that are as relevant today as they were eight years ago. Read more