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Shelby Scates, NF ’63, dies at 81

Nieman Notes January 8, 2013

Shelby Scates, a 1963 Nieman Fellow and longtime political reporter and columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, died on Jan. 3 at the age of 81. He covered wars and presidential campaigns as well as the ins and outs of Washington state politics. An avid climber, he scaled Mount Rainier nine times, reached the summit of Mt. McKinley and in 1978, covered the first American party to climb K2. Scates was the author of three books and a memoir, “War and Politics by Other Means.” Read more

Saul Friedman, ex-Newsday columnist, dies

Nieman Notes January 28, 2011

During a journalism career that lasted more than five decades, Saul Friedman earned a reputation as a tough reporter who battled public officials and his editors with equal ferocity. Friedman, who covered seven presidents for Newsday and other publications, died Friday, Dec. 31 at 81. He was a 1963 Nieman Fellow. Read more

‘Jack’ Kole, Class of 1963, dies at 73

Nieman Notes September 15, 2007

John William "Jack" Kole died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington County after an apparent heart attack. He was Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal from1970 to 1989, and press secretary for Rep. David R. Obey (D-Wis.) until retiring in 1997. Read more