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Philip Hilts Named New Fellowships Director

Nieman Notes January 2, 2008

Philip J. Hilts, the author of six books and a prize-winning health and science reporter for both The New York Times and The Washington Post, has been named the third director of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships. He is a member of the Nieman Class of 1985. Read more

Editors’ World Launches New Web Site

Nieman Notes December 6, 2007

Editors’ World, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization of U.S. journalists, recently announced the formal launch of its web site, www.editorsworld.org. Nancy Hicks Maynard, member of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board, is founder and director of Editor’s World. Jerelyn Eddings, Class of 1985, is editor. Read more

Peg Finucane, former Newsday editor, dies at 57

Nieman Notes November 20, 2007

Peg Finucane, Class of 1985, a much-loved former Newsday editor and professor at Hofstra University, died Sunday. Family and friends remembered Finucane as a masterful editor who guided reporters to greatness, as well as a caring professor who loved teaching students how to thrive in the changing world of journalism. Read more

Apartheid Foe Gets Passport And Is Expected to Meet Bush

Nieman Notes June 27, 1989

Over the last 25 years, Albertina Sisulu, a 1985 Nieman Fellow and a bold articulator of black majority rule in South Africa, has been placed under house arrest, circumscribed by banning orders and, from time to time, jailed in solitary confinement. Then, days after her every step was trailed by the police as she traveled to Cape Town to visit her husband in prison, Mrs. Sisulu was granted her first passport. Unable to speak publicly in her own country, she is off to the United States. Read more