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Kick-ass, gutsy, gentle and generous

By Nieman Notes June 15, 2015

The surprising thing about John Carroll is that such a kick-ass, gutsy journalist could also be so sweet a man. It was John’s journalistic passion that inspired those who worked with him. But it was his gentle, generous nature that made so many love him. I was certainly among those. Read more

Defending the ideals of journalism

By Nieman Notes June 15, 2015

In the spring of 2006, John Carroll stood before a room full of newspaper editors at their annual convention and asked, “What will become of newspapers?” It was his eloquent valedictory as an editor, having recently resigned from … Read more

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

Mary C. Curtis, NF ’06, wins Green Eyeshade Awards

News May 31, 2015

Mary C. Curtis, NF ’06, has won two Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society for Professional Journalists (online category) for columns and stories written for The Washington Post: first place in commentary and second in political reporting. Curtis additionally … Read more