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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

Amy Ellis Nutt Recieves 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award

Nieman Notes April 13, 2009

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism on Monday, April 13. Amy Ellis Nutt, a 2005 Fellow, was honored for her feature article, “The Accidental Artist” in The (N.J.) Star-Ledger. Read more

Biographer Chronicles Perkins, ‘New Deal’ Pioneer

Nieman Notes April 1, 2009

Kirstin Downey, a 2001 Nieman Fellow, recently spoke with NPR's Jacki Lyden on "All Things Considered" about her new biography, “The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Francis Perkins: FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience.” Perkins was the first woman named to a U.S. president's Cabinet and as FDR's Secretary of Labor, she worked to establish Social Security. Read more

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