William Marimow

Nieman Fellow1983

About William Marimow

William Marimow

William Marimow, a 1983 Nieman Fellow, is editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and a former investigative reporter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1985 for his stories about the Philadelphia Police Department K-9 unit. After his exposé revealed that city police dogs had attacked more than 350 people, an investigation was ordered and more than a dozen officers were removed from the unit.


John Carroll: great editor and great friend

By Nieman Notes June 15, 2015

John Carroll was a great editor and a great friend. During the seven years we worked together at The Baltimore Sun, we talked every day—seven days a week, 52 weeks a year—so I witnessed John’s brilliance firsthand. His genteel, quiet demeanor in many ways belied his intense interest in great stories and his determination to make sure that when the stories reached print, they were written with fluidity and packed the maximum impact. Read more