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Journalism’s new funding channel

Nieman Notes September 10, 2012

How do you pay for important journalism in an era of diminishing funding and shrinking budgets? Ask 2013 Nieman-Berkman Fellow Laura Amico and her husband Chris, the founders of Homicide Watch D.C. who have successfully turned to Kickstarter to back their work. Read more

Former Globe and Mail literary editor William French dies at 86

Nieman Notes September 7, 2012

For 30 of his 42 years at The Globe and Mail, three weekly columns were influential in determining a book's success. Although his byline disappeared with his retirement more than 20 years ago, former Globe and Mail literary editor William French is still remembered by former colleagues and literary admirers as a giant of his day — Canada's dominant literary critic during a formative period of the national literature. Read more

Two Niemans receive Dart fellowships

Nieman Notes September 7, 2012

Kevin Sites, NF '10, and Dianne Solis, NF '90 have been chosen as members of the 2012 class of Ochberg Fellows at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The Ochberg Fellowships were established in 1999 by the Dart Center for journalists seeking to deepen their coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy, ranging from street crime and family violence to natural disasters, war and genocide. Read more