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Columbia, Nieman Foundation announce ’10 Lukas Prize Project Award winners

Awards March 30, 2010

The recipients of the 2010 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards for exceptional nonfiction include David Finkel’s up-close examination of the human costs of making war; James Davidson’s study of the homoerotic culture of ancient Greece; and an account of life in inner city Newark, N.J., focusing on the efforts of an ex-con and former drug dealer to help impoverished children in the city’s most depressed neighborhood, by Jonathan Schuppe. Read more

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Raquel Rutledge wins Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for “Cashing in on Kids”

Awards February 19, 2010

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Raquel Rutledge is winner of the 2009 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for her watchdog series “Cashing in on Kids.” In reports published over the course of a year, Rutledge exposed how lax oversight of a $350 million taxpayer-subsidized Wisconsin Shares child care program resulted in massive fraud. Read more

New York Times Reporter David Rohde Delivers the 2010 Joe Alex Morris Jr. Lecture

Awards January 27, 2010

New York Times correspondent David Rohde delivered the 29th annual Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture on February 4, 2010. Each year, the Morris Lecture honors an American overseas correspondent or commentator on foreign affairs. Rohde is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel-Palestine and the Balkans. Read more

Fatima Tlisova to Receive Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism

Awards April 29, 2009

The Nieman Foundation will present the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism to current Nieman Fellow Fatima Tlisova on Thursday, May 7, 2009. An an investigative journalist, researcher and expert on human rights issues in the North Caucasus region of Russia, Tlisova is being honored for courageous reporting in the face of severe intimidation and physical assaults. Read more

What newspapers do

Awards April 16, 2009

This editorial in The Boston Globe cites the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers and the exemplary work of the winners as powerful examples of the important role of newspapers. Read more