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Maria Balinska wins Global Digital News Frontier grant

Nieman Notes March 3, 2011

The International Women's Media Foundation announced Feb. 16 the winners of the inaugural Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Digital News Frontier grants. Each grantee will receive $20,000 to launch innovative new media enterprises. Latitude, conceived by Maria Balinska, will approach international journalism by exploring connections between Americans and the rest of the world and promoting a deeper understanding of how the U.S. fits into the global news narrative. Read more

Dexter Filkins among winners of Polk Awards

Nieman Notes March 1, 2011

Dexter Filkins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is one of 13 George Polk Award winners for 2010. For behind-the-scenes reports on the war in Afghanistan, enemy incursions from Pakistan and the use of private contractors in the war, Filkins and New York Times correspondent Mark Mazzetti won the military reporting award. Read more

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