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Larry King, NF ’70, dies at 83

Nieman Notes January 7, 2013

Larry L. King, NF ’70, died on December 20 at the age of 83. A native of Texas and a prolific journalist and author, King was perhaps best known as playwright of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” based on an article he wrote for Playboy magazine. Read more

Former ‘Oklahoman’ Top Editor Jim Standard Dies

Nieman Notes October 13, 2010

Jim Standard, former top editor of The Oklahoman, died Oct. 12, 2010, in Oklahoma City. He was 70. During his time with the paper he was named Oklahoma Newsman of the Year, spent much of his free time with journalistic and civic organizations, and was a frequent public speaker and lecturer. He was a 1970 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Joseph R. ‘Joe’ Zelnik dies at 75

Nieman Notes March 3, 2008

Joseph R. “Joe” Zelnik, Class of 1970, died March 3, 2008. The Cape May County Herald editor for 25 years, he was responsible for guiding the newspaper from a 20-page print edition in December 1982 into the 60-plus page weekly with Internet presence that it grew to be by the time of his retirement, when he assumed the title "Editor Emeritus." Read more