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Remembering Robert Timberg

By Nieman Notes September 29, 2016

Robert Timberg, Marine, reporter, editor, acclaimed author and Nieman Fellow in the class of 1980, died on September 6 in Annapolis, Maryland, of respiratory failure. He was the bravest man I ever met. Shockingly disfigured by a land mine … Read more

William R. Grant, NF ’80, dies at age 72

Nieman Notes May 20, 2016

William R. Grant, a 1980 Nieman Fellow and an award-winning reporter and television producer, passed away on May 15 of complications from pneumonia. He was 72. Born in Winchester, Kentucky, Grant attended the University of Kentucky and, in 1965, … Read more

Robert Timberg, NF ’80, publishes Vietnam memoir

Nieman Notes September 11, 2014

Robert Timberg is the author of “Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir,” published by Penguin Press in July. In 1967, Timberg was days away from ending his tour of duty in Vietnam when his vehicle struck a Vietcong land mine. His memoir looks at his struggle to survive, and how the war divided the nation. Read more

Defending Freedom of the Press

Nieman Notes April 7, 2011

Documentary filmmaker Michael Kirk, NF ’80, who produced 60 Frontline investigations and won two Peabody awards, was selected to receive the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s First Amendment Award at its conference in August. Former New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis, NF ’57, will be given the Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award from the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University in Boston this month. Read more

The Power of Strong Opinions: Jim Boyd Joins Minnesota Monitor

Nieman Notes September 18, 2007

After 25 years at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jim Boyd — Class of 1980 — has begun a new venture where hard news and opinion meet: he's Minnesota Monitor's new editorial mentor. Charged with helping shape the vision and scope of the site's coverage, he'll be working to improve the writing and news sense of its journalistic fellows. Read more