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Quiet, Determined Courage

By Nieman Notes June 18, 2015

Much has been written about John Carroll's flair as a journalist, but not enough has been said about the quiet but determined courage that made him special—as a reporter but even more impressively as an editor. Read more

Kick-ass, gutsy, gentle and generous

By Nieman Notes June 15, 2015

The surprising thing about John Carroll is that such a kick-ass, gutsy journalist could also be so sweet a man. It was John’s journalistic passion that inspired those who worked with him. But it was his gentle, generous nature that made so many love him. I was certainly among those. Read more

Defending the ideals of journalism

By Nieman Notes June 15, 2015

In the spring of 2006, John Carroll stood before a room full of newspaper editors at their annual convention and asked, “What will become of newspapers?” It was his eloquent valedictory as an editor, having recently resigned from … Read more

John Carroll: great editor and great friend

By Nieman Notes June 15, 2015

John Carroll was a great editor and a great friend. During the seven years we worked together at The Baltimore Sun, we talked every day—seven days a week, 52 weeks a year—so I witnessed John’s brilliance firsthand. His genteel, quiet demeanor in many ways belied his intense interest in great stories and his determination to make sure that when the stories reached print, they were written with fluidity and packed the maximum impact. Read more

H.D.S. Greenway, NF ’72, publishes memoir

Nieman Notes September 11, 2014

H.D.S. Greenway’s memoir “Foreign Correspondent” was published in August by Simon & Schuster. Greenway covered some of the most dramatic developments of the latter half of the 20th century—in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Balkans, and the Middle East. 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

John S. Carroll to receive 2011 William Allen White citation

By Nieman Notes August 27, 2010

John S. Carroll, a 1972 Nieman Fellow and member of the Nieman Advisory Board, has been selected to receive the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation. The award—presented annually by the University of Kansas' William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications—has been recognizing individuals for outstanding journalistic service since 1950. Read more

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