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Nieman Fellows shine a light on the gates of Harvard

Nieman Notes January 29, 2013

Giving back to the Harvard community they call home this academic year, three Nieman Fellows recently offered a January Term course on Harvard's historic gates. Leading a class of curious students, they explored the history of the gates from three distinct perspectives: arts journalism, writing and photography. Read more

Stanley Karnow, NF ’58, dies at 87

Nieman Notes January 28, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Stanley Karnow, a 1958 Nieman Fellow known for his exhaustive and insightful coverage of Southeast Asia, has died at the age of 87. A 1947 graduate of Harvard University, Karnow began his career as a Paris correspondent for Time magazine in the 1950s, reporting on events in Western Europe and North Africa. Read more

Nieman Lab launches weekly Press Publish podcasts

News January 10, 2013

The Nieman Journalism Lab has launched a new weekly podcast series, Press Publish, that will feature conversations with the people who are shaping the future of news. The project kicks off with Dan Sinker and Erin Kissane of Source, a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, discussing how they built a gathering place for news developers. In coming weeks, look for episodes with journalists, technologists, business managers, entrepreneurs and academics as they discuss their ideas and projects. Read more

Shelby Scates, NF ’63, dies at 81

Nieman Notes January 8, 2013

Shelby Scates, a 1963 Nieman Fellow and longtime political reporter and columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, died on Jan. 3 at the age of 81. He covered wars and presidential campaigns as well as the ins and outs of Washington state politics. An avid climber, he scaled Mount Rainier nine times, reached the summit of Mt. McKinley and in 1978, covered the first American party to climb K2. Scates was the author of three books and a memoir, “War and Politics by Other Means.” Read more

Larry King, NF ’70, dies at 83

Nieman Notes January 7, 2013

Larry L. King, NF ’70, died on December 20 at the age of 83. A native of Texas and a prolific journalist and author, King was perhaps best known as playwright of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” based on an article he wrote for Playboy magazine. Read more