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Nieman Web redesign receives award

News April 28, 2015

The Society for News Design has recognized the Nieman Foundation’s Web redesign with an Award of Excellence (small division) in its Best of Digital Design competition. Completed in the summer of 2014, the redesign was directed by the Boston-based design firm Upstatement as part of a comprehensive reorganization of Nieman’s online content to create a fully integrated family of Nieman sites and enhance the foundation’s ability to share and post content easily across publications. Read more

Niemans’ Work Wins Pulitzer

Nieman Notes April 20, 2015

The Seattle Times has won a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for coverage of the Oso, Wash., mudslide. The natural disaster, which occurred last March, killed 43 people and destroyed many homes. Two Niemans–Ken Armstong, … Read more

Jenny Nordberg, Harold Holzer and Dan Egan Win the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

Awards April 2, 2015

The recipients of the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards include groundbreaking reporting on bacha posh, the practice of girls raised as boys in Afghanistan, by Jenny Nordberg; a revealing account of Abraham Lincoln’s complex relationship with the press by Harold Holzer; and an eye-opening work by Dan Egan investigating how invasive species have threatened the existence of the Great Lakes. Read more

The Miami Herald’s “Innocents Lost” series wins Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism

Awards April 1, 2015

The Miami Herald’s meticulously researched and reported “Innocents Lost” series, which examines the deaths of hundreds of children in Florida, has won the 2014 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism. The Herald’s I-Team explored how 477 children died over a six year period, victims not only of abusive or neglectful caregivers but of a flawed Florida child welfare system. The deaths occurred as Florida reduced the number of children in foster care at the same time it cut services for troubled families. Read more