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Remembering Thomas Sancton Sr. NF ’42, civil rights crusader at The New Republic

Nieman Notes December 12, 2014

Just one week after mass resignations were submitted at The New Republic, Tom Sancton Jr., the son of 1942 Nieman Fellow Thomas Sancton Jr., writes about his father’s legacy as a civil rights crusader at the publication. Despite recent criticism of the magazine for its lack of diversity, Sancton Jr. notes that his father, who served as managing editor from 1942-1945, published dozens of articles on race “demanding immediate and full racial equality.” Read more

Murray Seeger dies at 82; L.A. Times reporter led Moscow bureau

Nieman Notes August 31, 2011

Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died at 82. Seeger wrote for Nieman Reports many times over the years, and served as associate editor of the magazine in the ‘90s. He was a 1962 Nieman Fellow. Read more

CNN names Bryan Monroe editor of

Nieman Notes January 11, 2011

Award-winning journalist Bryan Monroe has joined CNN as editor of In this newly created role, Monroe will lead the editorial planning and content strategy for CNN's online and mobile political coverage from the network’s DC Bureau. Monroe is a 2003 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Angus Thuermer, reporter turned CIA official, dies

Nieman Notes May 14, 2010

As a top CIA public affairs official, Angus Thuermer described himself as the agency’s “spooksman’’ who officially gave “no comment’’ to inquiring reporters. But that didn’t mean Mr. Thuermer, 92, who died of pneumonia April 14, lacked for stories to tell. Just out of college in the late 1930s, he covered the eve of World War II from Berlin for the Associated Press before being interned by the Germans. He was a 1951 Nieman Fellow. Read more

At Work with Malawi’s Nurses

Nieman Notes February 24, 2008

Christine Gorman, one of the 2008 recipients of the Nieman Fellowship for Global Health Reporting, outlines her four-month field research project. Her principal goals are to tell the story of what Malawi, a small, land-locked country in southeastern Africa, is doing to hold on to its nurses. Read more