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Rick Bragg named 2009 Harper Lee Award recipient

Nieman Notes December 18, 2008

Rick Bragg, a 1993 Nieman Fellow has been named the 2009 recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year. “I was honored to hear I had been chosen to receive the Harper Lee Award, named for a writer whose book, and its message, have spanned decades,” Bragg said. Read more

Noblet, former AP business editor, to join Dow Jones

Nieman Notes December 16, 2008

Kevin Noblet, a 1991 Nieman Fellow, will join Dow Jones as Deputy Managing Editor for Wealth Management. "Kevin’s extensive experience in news management, top-level editing and recruiting and training will be a valuable asset," said Brian Cronk, the managing editor of wealth management at Dow Jones Newswires. Read more

David Heath wins Everett McKinley Dirksen Award

Nieman Notes December 8, 2008

David Heath and Seattle Times colleague Hal Bernton won the 2008 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress for their multi-platform series “The Favor Factory.” The Times series linked earmarked votes by Seattle-area lawmakers to campaign contributions. Heath is a member of the Class of 2006. Read more

JSU names former Star editor Waddle Ayers Chair of Communications

Nieman Notes December 5, 2008

Jacksonville State University recently named former Star editor and veteran journalist Chris Waddle its Ayers Chair of Communications. "I have been a teacher all my career in a sense that every editor shares his or her talent with people who are coming up in the industry," Waddle said. "And teaching on campus is a more formalized way to do that." He is a member of the Class of 2005. Read more

Marilyn Geewax joins National Public Radio

Nieman Notes December 4, 2008

Marilyn Geewax, Class of 1995,  will join National Public Radio’s National Desk as the new Senior Business Editor starting Dec. 15. She previously was the national economics correspondent for Cox Newspapers’ Washington Bureau. Read more