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Dennis Cruywagen, NF ’00, Publishes Book on South Africa

September 12, 2014

Dennis Cruywagen’s book “Brothers in War and Peace: Constand and Abraham Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa” was published by Zebra Press in August. It tells the story of estranged twin brothers Abraham and Constand Viljoen. Constand … Read more

Phillip W.D. Martin, NF ’98, Wins a Murrow Award

September 12, 2014

Phillip W.D. Martin, a senior investigative reporter for WGBH in Boston, received an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for “Underground Trade.” Produced in cooperation with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University … Read more

Howard Berkes, NF ’98, Wins a Murrow Award

September 12, 2014

Howard Berkes, a correspondent for NPR, received an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for the 2013 series, “Buried in Grain,” produced in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity’s Jim Morris. The pair uncovered … Read more

Marjorie Valbrun, NF ’97, Awarded O’Brien Fellowship

September 12, 2014

Marjorie Valbrun will be an O’Brien Fellow at Marquette University for the 2014–15 academic year. The fellowship allows journalists to pursue a public service journalism project while mentoring students. Valbrun will research the impact of the 1996 law mandating welfare … Read more

Melanie Sill, NF ’94, Earns VP Title

September 12, 2014

Melanie Sill is now vice president of content at Southern California Public Radio, which operates KPCC and two other stations. A veteran newspaper editor, she has been executive editor at the member-supported public media network since 2012. Read more

Rui Araujo, NF ’91, Receives Award for Project on Forest Fires

September 12, 2014

Rui Araujo, special assignment reporter for Portuguese television station TVI and a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, received an award in May from the National Association of Professional Firefighters for “Cruel August,” his 2013 investigation into … Read more

Norman Robinson, NF ’89, Retires

September 12, 2014

Norman Robinson retired in June from New Orleans television station WDSU, where he had been anchor of the evening news broadcast for more than two decades. Robinson started in journalism at a Southern California radio station in 1972, and later … Read more

Nieman Foundation launches new logo and new websites

News September 11, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard today unveils a new logo and a redesigned, responsive website that integrates information about Nieman Fellowships with content produced by our three journalistic publications: Nieman Storyboard, Nieman Lab and Nieman Reports. Nieman Storyboard showcases the art and craft of narrative nonfiction; Nieman Lab explores innovation in digital media; and Nieman Reports covers thought leadership in journalism. Read more

Robert Timberg, NF ’80, publishes Vietnam memoir

Nieman Notes September 11, 2014

Robert Timberg is the author of “Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir,” published by Penguin Press in July. In 1967, Timberg was days away from ending his tour of duty in Vietnam when his vehicle struck a Vietcong land mine. His memoir looks at his struggle to survive, and how the war divided the nation. Read more