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Remembering William Worthy

Nieman Notes May 7, 2014

William Worthy, who fought with the government over reporting trips to China, Cuba and Iran, died at a nursing home in Massachusetts on May 4. He was 92. It was during his Nieman Fellowship in 1956-1957 that Worthy, a reporter for the Baltimore Afro-American and correspondent for CBS News, first defied the State Department’s travel restrictions by flying to China during winter break to report for CBS. The government refused to renew Worthy’s passport after the trip, so in 1964 he went to Cuba without one. Read more

Two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis dead at 85

Nieman Notes March 25, 2013

Anthony Lewis, a former New York Times reporter and columnist, author, and longtime advocate for free speech and justice, has died at the age of 85. A Nieman Fellow in the class of 1957, Lewis was a constitutional law expert whose groundbreaking coverage of the Supreme Court changed the way complex legal matters are reported in the United States. Read more

Defending Freedom of the Press

Nieman Notes April 7, 2011

Documentary filmmaker Michael Kirk, NF ’80, who produced 60 Frontline investigations and won two Peabody awards, was selected to receive the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s First Amendment Award at its conference in August. Former New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis, NF ’57, will be given the Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award from the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University in Boston this month. Read more

C. Hale Champion dies at 85

Nieman Notes April 24, 2008

C. Hale Champion, who in half a century of public service held senior positions in local, state and federal government and in academia, died Wednesday at 85. He was a member of the Class of 1957. Read more

Balancing Act: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remembers Her First Steps in the Law

Nieman Notes November 12, 2007

Today, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most powerful woman lawyer in the country. But more than 50 years ago, Ginsburg was very much a minority in a sea of men. Her very first class at Harvard Law School included journalist Anthony Lewis, Class of 1957. In this interview on LegalTimes, Ginsburg recalls how she used Lewis as inspiration. Read more