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NABJ honors Nieman Journalists

Nieman Notes October 1, 2012

Three Nieman Fellows have been named to the National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to the industry. The new inductees are Betty Winston Bayé, NF ’91, longtime columnist for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal; Simeon Booker, NF ’51, the first black reporter at The Washington Post and Washington bureau chief for Jet Magazine; and Cynthia Tucker, NF ’89, Pulitzer-winning columnist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Read more

Veteran Civil Rights Reporter Simeon Booker Receives CBC 2010 Phoenix Award

Nieman Notes October 17, 2010

Veteran civil rights reporter, Simeon Booker, told the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Awards Dinner, “our struggle is far from over,” as he accepted the organization’s 2010 Phoenix Award for lifetime achievement. The annual Phoenix Awards are presented to those whom have made significant contributions to society, and symbolizing the immortality of the human spirit and an eternal desire to reach its full potential. Booker is a 1951 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Hugh Morris Dies at 94

Nieman Notes June 2, 2009

Hugh Morris, a 1951 Nieman Fellow, died June 2, 2009, in Frankfort, Ky. A longtime bureau chief for The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, Morris was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1997. He was 94. Read more

Edwin O. Guthman dies at 89

Nieman Notes September 1, 2008

Edwin O. Guthman, 89, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman respected for his unwavering integrity and whose storied career included stints as a soldier, a public servant, an educator, and editor of The Inquirer's editorial pages, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was a member of the Class of 1951. Read more

The Man From Jet

Nieman Notes July 15, 2007

Simeon Booker, Class of 1951, was the man from Ebony and Jet magazines, which meant, in a symbolic manner, beginning in the 1950s, he was the man from Negro and black America with a press pass. Read more