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C. Hale Champion dies at 85

Nieman Notes April 24, 2008

C. Hale Champion, who in half a century of public service held senior positions in local, state and federal government and in academia, died Wednesday at 85. He was a member of the Class of 1957. Read more

Marcus Brauchli Quits Wall Street Journal

Nieman Notes April 22, 2008

The Wall Street Journal's top editor, Marcus Brauchli, Class of 1992, resigned on Tuesday, giving News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch an opening to further put his stamp on the newspaper he bought four months ago. "Now that the ownership transition has taken place, I have come to believe the new owners should have a managing editor of their choosing," Brauchli said in a letter to staff. Read more

Six Fellows Receive Sigma Delta Chi Awards

Nieman Notes April 14, 2008

The Society of Professional Journalists announced Monday, April 14, the recipients of the 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. Five Nieman alumni were among this year's winners, who were chosen from more than 1,000 entries in 48 categories including print, radio, television and online. Read more

Mathatha Tsedu named industry Lifetime Achiever

Nieman Notes April 9, 2008

Mathatha Tsedu, Class of 1997, was honored with the Mondi Shanduka 2007 Lifetime Achiever Award. “Tsedu is an editor whose paper still reports on rural communities' news, helping to keep the focus on issues of grassroots development often overlooked by the mainstream media,” said Guy Berger, Convenor of Judges. Read more

Meldrum: South Africa’s ‘Crucial Role’ in Zimbabwe Crisis

Nieman Notes April 4, 2008

After years of economic crisis and repressive leadership under President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe looks poised for change. Andrew Meldrum, member of the Class of 2008 and former Zimbabwe correspondent for the Guardian, talks to the Council on Foreign Relations about potential options for the inner circle of Mugabe’s party. Read more

Wilson Recalls Abduction in Lecture

Nieman Notes April 3, 2008

Simon Wilson, BBC Middle East bureau chief and member of the Class of 2008, described the “biggest challenge of [his] career” — abduction of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston in the Gaza strip — and other experiences he has had while reporting in Israel, Iraq and Lebanon during a lecture at Dartmouth College Thursday, April 3. Read more

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