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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wins Taylor Family Award with “Deadly Delays”

Awards February 28, 2014

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has won the Nieman Foundation’s 2013 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers for Deadly Delays. The comprehensive watchdog investigation reveals how delays in newborn screening programs at hospitals across the country have put babies at risk of disability and death from rare diseases often treatable when caught and treated early. Read more

Justin Kaplan, Pulitzer-winning biographer: 1925-2014

News February 27, 2014

Justin Kaplan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author best known for his biographies of literary greats Mark Twain and Walt Whitman and muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens, died on March 2 in Cambridge, Mass. He also served as editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Read more

Pamela Colloff accepts 2014 Lyons Award

Awards February 20, 2014

Speaking recently at the Nieman Foundation, Pamela Colloff, winner of the Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism, offered a confession: “I love reporting. I hate writing.” Why then does the executive editor at the Texas Monthly do what she does? Because, she explains, “one event can shatter lives.” Read more

The state of journalism in China

News February 11, 2014

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, Nieman Reports takes an in-depth look at The State of Journalism in China and what a number of reporters are doing to cope with tight restrictions. Read more