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New Orleans broadcasting legend Phil Johnson dies at 80

Nieman Notes March 24, 2010

Phil Johnson, the New Orleans television icon who helped build WWL-TV’s newsroom into a local and national powerhouse, giving the station a distinctive and distinguished on-air editorial voice while also winning three Peabody awards for his documentaries, died late March 22 after a lengthy illness. He was a 1959 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Wilfrid Rodgers Dies at 88

Nieman Notes May 22, 2008

Wilfrid C. Rodgers, who covered the Kennedy White House as part of a 45-year career as a reporter, columnist, and editor for The Boston Globe, died May 22. He was a member of the Class of 1959. His coverage of Kennedy included the president's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech near the Berlin Wall in 1963. Read more