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James R. Whelan, First Editor of The Washington Times, Dies at 79

Nieman Notes December 5, 2012

James R. Whelan, the founding editor and publisher of The Washington Times, the newspaper established in 1982 by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his South Korea-based Unification Church, died on Saturday at his home in Miami. Mr. Whelan was ousted from the newspaper after just two years, saying it had become what its detractors had always said it was, “a Moonie newspaper.” He was a 1967 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Joseph Mohbat, NF ’67, dies at 73

Nieman Notes August 18, 2011

Joseph Mohbat, an Associated Press reporter turned lawyer and activist, died on August 10 of cancer at age 73. During the 60s, Mohbat covered national politics for the AP, including Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign, and was a member of the team that won the 1968 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for a series on ways the federal government wasted taxpayer money. He was a 1967 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Anthony Day dies at 74

Nieman Notes September 4, 2007

Anthony Day, a longtime editorial page editor of The Los Angeles Times who helped transform the paper into a respected voice in national affairs, died Sunday at a hospice in Santa Fe, N.M. He was a member of the Class of 1967. Read more

Journalist, Press Freedom Advocate Dies

Nieman Notes June 25, 2007

Dana R. Bullen II, 75, a reporter and editor at the old Washington Star who spent 15 years as executive director of the World Press Freedom Committee, an organization advocating for a free press, died June 25 at his home in Alexandria. Bullen was a member of the Class of 1967. Read more