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William R. Grant, NF ’80, dies at age 72

Nieman Notes May 20, 2016

William R. Grant, a 1980 Nieman Fellow and an award-winning reporter and television producer, passed away on May 15 of complications from pneumonia. He was 72. Born in Winchester, Kentucky, Grant attended the University of Kentucky and, in 1965, … Read more

Yoichi Funabashi, NF ’76, wins Shorenstein Journalism Award

Nieman Notes May 12, 2016

Japanese journalist Yoichi Funabashi, NF ’76, the former editor-in-chief of Asahi Shimbun, has won the 2015 Shorenstein Journalism Award. Presented annually by the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, the award honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way that work has helped American readers to understand the complexities of Asia. Read more

The Associated Press wins 2015 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism with “Seafood From Slaves”

Awards April 6, 2016

The Associated Press has won the 2015 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism with its trailblazing series “Seafood From Slaves,” which exposed the abusive and inhumane practices common in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry. The reporting led to the release of more than 2,000 slaves, jail time for a dozen of the offenders, a number of significant reforms and international calls for change. Read more