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Chin’ono documentary up for BANFF award

Nieman Notes April 28, 2010

"A Violent Response," a documentary by 2010 Global Health Fellow Hopewell Chin'ono, has been nominated for a BANFF World Television Award. The film—a look at Zimbabwe's post-election violence—will be aired in June on the BBC in the UK to mark the anniversary of the 2008 Zimbabwean elections. Read more

Spring Forum panelists include 2010 Nieman Fellows

Nieman Notes April 27, 2010

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire announced its annual Spring Forum Fundraiser on April 27 at Southern New Hampshire University. This year's topic was “Covering the World”: A Nieman Fellows Panel Discussion on the Future of International Journalism . Read more

Kabral Blay-Amihere publishes memoirs

Nieman Notes April 22, 2010

Kabral Blay-Amihere, chairman of National Media Commission in Ghana and a 1991 Nieman Fellow, recently published his third book, “Between the Lion and the Elephant: Memoirs of an African Diplomat.” The chronicles the achievements, challenges and experiences of the author as Ghana’s Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire. Read more

Deborah Amos to receive Murrow award

Nieman Notes April 16, 2010

Deborah Amos, a 1992 Nieman Fellow, will receive the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award/Radio Division on April 20 at Washington State University. Following the award presentation, Amos will exchange views about media ethics and responsibility in a roundtable discussion. Read more

Gene Weingarten wins 2010 Pulitzer

Nieman Notes April 13, 2010

Gene Weingarten was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Featuring Writing for "Fatal Distraction." In March 2009, the Washington Post Magazine published his story about parents who accidentally left infants and toddlers in the backseats of cars, leading to the childrens' death. Weingarten is a 1988 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Daedalus features essay by Bob Giles

Nieman Notes April 12, 2010

The Spring 2010 issue of Daedalus on “The Future of News” includes an essay by Bob Giles, curator of the Nieman Foundation, in which he explores new economic models for U.S. journalism, including foundation grants and government subsidies. Read more

Craig Welch publishes “Shell Games”

Nieman Notes April 12, 2010

“Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature’s Bounty” is a stranger-than-fiction account of a fisherman who stole millions of dollars worth of some of the world’s most extraordinary marine creatures and led wildlife detectives on a multiyear odyssey. Craig Welch is the chief environmental writer at The Seattle Times and a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more

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