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Three Nieman alumni have won George Polk Awards in Journalism for their work in 2012:

  • As a Sky News correspondent reporting for CBS News, Holly Williams, NF ’08, and cameraman Andrew Portch won the Polk Award for Television News Reporting for their coverage of Chinese human rights campaigner Chen Guangcheng.
  • Hannah Allam, NF ’09, a member of the team of McClatchy Newspapers correspondents covering the civil war in Syria, shares the George Polk Award for War Reporting for the series “Inside Syria.”
  • Frontline producer Michael Kirk, NF ’80, and correspondent Martin Smith won the Polk Award for Documentary Television Reporting for “Money, Power and Wall Street,” a four-part investigation into the global financial crisis.

The Polk Awards will be presented in New York on April 11, 2013. This year’s George Polk Seminar, “A Revolution Betrayed: Covering Corruption and Human Rights in China,” will feature Holly Williams and David Barboza of The New York Times.

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