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Three Niemans Produce Doc on Zimbabwean Human Rights Lawyer

October 30, 2014

Lorie Conway, NF ’94, has produced a documentary, “Making the Case, Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law,” about the work of Beatrice Mtetwa, a Zimbabwean lawyer who has taken up the difficult and controversial task of defending political prisoners jailed by … Read more

Nieman Foundation announces 2014-15 Visiting Fellows

News October 15, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected six journalists and media executives as Visiting Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Each will spend a short period of time at Harvard University to work on an innovative project designed to advance journalism. Read more

Nieman Fellow’s Book To Become an HBO Miniseries

October 10, 2014

“Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town,” a book by Beth Macy, a 2010 Nieman Fellow, will be adapted for the small screen as an HBO miniseries produced by actor/director Tom Hanks. The … Read more

Fannie Flono, NF ’99, Retires from Charlotte Observer

October 7, 2014

Fannie Flono, a 1999 Nieman Fellow, has retired from The Charlotte Observer after a distinguished 30-year career at the paper. Her time there included positions in both the news and editorial departments; Flono first served as city editor, political … Read more

George Rodrigue, NF ’90, Leaves Dallas Morning News for TV

October 7, 2014

George Rodrigue, a 1990 Nieman Fellow, has swapped the managing editor spot at the Dallas Morning News for the assistant news director’s chair at WFAA. Prior to becoming the newspaper’s managing editor, Rodrigue served as city hall reporter, day city … Read more

Anna Griffin, NF ’12, Promoted at The Oregonian

October 7, 2014

2012 Nieman Fellow Anna Griffin was recently promoted to managing producer for storytelling at The Oregonian. She will oversee writing and craft in the Portland paper’s newsroom, having previously worked at the paper as a city hall reporter and … Read more

Nieman Alums Win ONA Awards

October 1, 2014

Three Nieman Fellows–Craig Welch ’07, Ken Armstrong ’01, and Christopher Cousins ’07–have received recognition from the Online News Association (ONA). In the breaking news category, the ONA selected The Seattle Times’s work on the Oso mudslide, a report … Read more