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Michael Skoler joins PRI as vice president, Interactive Media

Nieman Notes May 26, 2010

Public Radio International (PRI) announced the appointment of Michael Skoler to the position of vice president of Interactive Media. In this capacity, Skoler will identify, develop and implement interactive strategies for the creation, distribution and engagement of PRI content. Skoler is a 1993 Nieman Fellow and a member of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board executive committee. Read more

Angus Thuermer, reporter turned CIA official, dies

Nieman Notes May 14, 2010

As a top CIA public affairs official, Angus Thuermer described himself as the agency’s “spooksman’’ who officially gave “no comment’’ to inquiring reporters. But that didn’t mean Mr. Thuermer, 92, who died of pneumonia April 14, lacked for stories to tell. Just out of college in the late 1930s, he covered the eve of World War II from Berlin for the Associated Press before being interned by the Germans. He was a 1951 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Corchado to receive 2010 Lovejoy Award

Nieman Notes May 12, 2010

Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, has been chosen as the 2010 Elijah Lovejoy Award recipient. The award, established in 1952 at Maine's Colby College, is given annually to a member of the newspaper profession who has contributed to the country's journalistic achievement. Read more

Cobler and team receive SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award

Nieman Notes May 4, 2010

Chris Cobler, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, and his staff at the Victoria Advocate in Texas won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award in Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation 1-50,000) for the series on “Fatal Funnel”, a story of Route 77 in Texas, notorious as a passageway for drugs and illegal immigrants. Read more