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Robert Blau joins Pulitzer Prize Board

Nieman Notes October 31, 2011

Robert Blau — a managing editor at Bloomberg News noted for his commitment to investigative and narrative journalism — along with historian Steven Hahn, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board. Blau is a 1997 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Alex Jones Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nieman Notes October 21, 2011

Alex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, was among 177 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences earlier this month. He is a 1982 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Not depending on the authorities to tell the story

Awards October 7, 2011

A.C. Thompson received the 2011 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence on Oct. 4 at Boston University. Thompson is a staff reporter for ProPublica whose work frequently exposes social injustice and the abuse of power. His reporting on events in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was critical to the uncovering of a string of racially motivated killings of unarmed civilians by New Orleans police officers. He recently spoke with Nieman Watchdog about criminal justice reporting. Read more

Rose Marie Economou, 1946-2011

Nieman Notes October 7, 2011

Rose Economou, and Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and Columbia College professor, died Sunday, Oct. 2, at 65. A 1981 Nieman Fellow, Economou worked at the school for two decades after a distinguished career as a broadcast producer. Read more

Rutledge wins Barlett & Steele award

Nieman Notes October 4, 2011

Raquel Rutledge and her Milwaukee Journal Sentinel colleague Rick Barrett were named Silver Award winners Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the annual Barlett & Steele contest, which honors outstanding investigative reporting focused on business. The two were recognized for their story on how federal regulators failed to prevent tainted alcohol wipes from getting into hospitals and medicine cabinets across the country. Rutledge is a 2012 Nieman Fellow. Read more