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William Woestendiek, NF ’55, Dies

Nieman Notes February 12, 2015

William Woestendiek, a 1955 Nieman Fellow, died on January 16 at a Mesa, Arizona nursing facility. His death came after a long illness. He was 90 years old. He got his start in journalism as editor of the University … Read more

“The Sense of Being Somewhere Else”

Nieman Notes July 31, 2014

Robert L. Drew, NF ’55, an award-winning innovator in broadcast journalism whose documentaries about John F. Kennedy helped define the cinéma vérité style of filmmaking, died on Wednesday at his home in Connecticut. He was 90. 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