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Nieman Foundation Calls for Release of Journalist Detained in Iran

News June 25, 2009

Iason Athanasiadis, our friend and colleague from the Nieman Class of 2008, is being detained by the Iranian government. “The Nieman Foundation and members of the Nieman community around the world are supportive of the Greek diplomatic initiatives to secure Iason’s safe and immediate release,” said Nieman Curator Bob Giles. Read more

Solman part of PBS Engage series “Five Good Questions”

Nieman Notes June 18, 2009

Paul Solman, NewsHours' Business & Economics correspondent and 1977 Nieman Fellow, has been featured as part of the ongoing PBS Engage series called “Five Good Questions.” The series features a PBS celebrity or insider and asks visitors to send in questions to be answered the following week. Read more

Iason Athanasiadis’s reporting from Iran during the 2009 elections and its aftermath

Nieman Notes June 18, 2009

Iason Athanasiadis, a 2008 Nieman Fellow and freelance journalist, wrote Nieman Reports' lead story about journalists in Iran in the Summer 2009 issue. He also contributed a photo essay about contemporary Iran, and now he is reporting from Iran in the chaotic aftermath of the disputed Iranian election for the Washington Times, Global Post, and the Untold Stories blog on the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's Web site, which is supporting his reporting in Iran. Read more

James Scott publishes “The Attack on the Liberty”

Nieman Notes June 4, 2009

James Scott, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, has authored "The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship," available in bookstores this week. In this book, Scott recounts the story of the horrifying attack on the U.S.S. Liberty by Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats, and the tremendous impact it had on the lives of the crew. Read more

Hugh Morris Dies at 94

Nieman Notes June 2, 2009

Hugh Morris, a 1951 Nieman Fellow, died June 2, 2009, in Frankfort, Ky. A longtime bureau chief for The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, Morris was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1997. He was 94. Read more