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Sebastian Kleu, NF ’62, dies in South Africa

Nieman Notes October 19, 2012

Sebastian Kleu, a former economics editor for the South African newspaper Die Burger who also served as chairman of the South African Board of Trade and Industry, has died. He was the second South African to be named as a Nieman Fellow and came to Harvard as a member of the class of 1962. Read more

Veteran Nieman journalists featured on new website

Nieman Notes April 27, 2012

Investigating Power, a new multimedia website that features the work of 26 leading journalists who have exposed abuses of power in contemporary U.S. history, profiles several Nieman Fellows. Those interviewed include John Carroll, NF ’72; former Nieman curator Bill Kovach, NF ’89; founder of the Nieman Watchdog Project Murrey Marder, NF ’50; Morton Mintz, NF ’64; Gene Roberts, NF ’62; and Nieman Watchdog editor Barry Sussman. Read more

Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Nelson dies

Nieman Notes October 21, 2009

Jack Nelson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Los Angeles Times Washington bureau chief who first made his name covering the civil rights movement, died Wednesday, Oct. 22. For more than two decades, he ran the Los Angeles Times’ bureau in the capital, propelling it to the heights of post-Watergate journalism and putting what had once been a regional paper on the same plane with other top national news organizations. Nelson—a 1962 Nieman Fellow—was 80. Read more