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Veteran Nieman journalists featured on new website

Nieman Notes April 27, 2012

Investigating Power, a new multimedia website that features the work of 26 leading journalists who have exposed abuses of power in contemporary U.S. history, profiles several Nieman Fellows. Those interviewed include John Carroll, NF ’72; former Nieman curator Bill Kovach, NF ’89; founder of the Nieman Watchdog Project Murrey Marder, NF ’50; Morton Mintz, NF ’64; Gene Roberts, NF ’62; and Nieman Watchdog editor Barry Sussman. Read more

Nieman sparks Harvard student’s interest in journalism

News April 26, 2012

When Harvard student Alyssa Botelho interned at the Nieman Foundation last summer, she not only got the chance to profile interview Nieman’s Global Health Fellows, she was inspired to pursue journalism and develop a new science section in The Harvard Crimson. She writes "Half of my time in college is dedicated to biochemical research, and the other half to understanding the communication between scientists and the public." Read more

Eliza Griswold receives Guggenheim fellowship

Nieman Notes April 24, 2012

The Guggenheim Foundation announced its 2012 fellows Thursday, April 19. The 181 fellows included scientists, scholars, composers, visual artists and writers. Eliza Griswold, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, was among the 13 writers named as fellows in general nonfiction. Read more

Bob Giles elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nieman Notes April 18, 2012

Bob Giles, former curator of the Nieman Foundation and a 1966 Nieman Fellow, is among the 220 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2012 class — which also includes Hilary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Clint Eastwood, Paul McCartney and Neil Simon — will be inducted at a ceremony on October 6 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge. Read more

Nieman alumni win 2012 Pulitzer Prizes

Nieman Notes April 17, 2012

Ken Armstrong, NF ’01, and his colleague Michael J. Berens at The Seattle Times have won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for “Methadone and the Politics of Pain.” The three-part series revealed how the state of Washington steered vulnerable Medicare patients away from relatively safe pain medication to methadone, a cheap but unpredictable painkiller linked to 2,173 fatal overdoses. Read more

Nieman Fellows honored in spring award season

Nieman Notes April 16, 2012

The work of a number of Nieman Fellows has been recognized recently with national journalism awards. Honored Niemans include Hui Siu Fun, NF ’11; Lisa Mullins, NF '10; David Jackson, NF ’09; James Causey, NF ’08; Ken Armstrong, NF ’01; and Melissa Ludtke, NF ’92. Read more