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“The Story of a Lifetime”

Nieman Notes April 26, 2013

Brian McGrory was named editor of The Boston Globe just four months before the Boston Marathon bombings captured the world’s attention. Ten days into that coverage, McGrory spoke with David L. Marcus, NF ’96, the Globe’s former diplomatic correspondent, who worked with McGrory in the Globe’s Washington bureau in the 1990s. Read more

Nieman alumni win 2012 Pulitzer Prizes

Nieman Notes April 17, 2012

Ken Armstrong, NF ’01, and his colleague Michael J. Berens at The Seattle Times have won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for “Methadone and the Politics of Pain.” The three-part series revealed how the state of Washington steered vulnerable Medicare patients away from relatively safe pain medication to methadone, a cheap but unpredictable painkiller linked to 2,173 fatal overdoses. Read more

Amupadhi new editor of The Namibian

Nieman Notes September 30, 2011

The editorship of The Namibian changed hands when founding Editor Gwen Lister, after 26 years at the helm of the biggest newspaper in the country, passed on the torch to Tangeni Amupadhi on Friday, Sept. 30. Amupadhi was appointed editor-designate in April, after serving as editor of Insight magazine, which he co-founded in 2004, and has worked closely with Lister over the past six months before being confirmed in the position. He is a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing: Amy Ellis Nutt

Nieman Notes April 19, 2011

Only one of seven crew members survived the sudden sinking of the Lady Mary, a scallop boat, in March 2009. Reporter Amy Ellis Nutt, NF ’05, spent seven months unraveling clues, and in November 2010, her five-part series, “The Wreck of the Lady Mary,” appeared on the front page of the Star-Ledger and on its website, where it featured photographs and video by her colleague Andre Malok. Nutt was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Read more

Sheryl McCarthy to Join Queens College

Nieman Notes August 24, 2007

Columnist Sheryl McCarthy, Class of 1996, will join the Queens College Journalism Department as Distinguished Lecturer. “One of the things I hope to do is give more students greater exposure to accomplished working journalists so they can learn what it’s like to work in the business and how journalists view their function in society,” McCarthy said. Read more