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Niemans’ Work Wins Pulitzer

Nieman Notes April 20, 2015

The Seattle Times has won a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for coverage of the Oso, Wash., mudslide. The natural disaster, which occurred last March, killed 43 people and destroyed many homes. Two Niemans–Ken Armstong, … Read more

Niemans’ Work Wins Polk Award

Nieman Notes February 20, 2015

The staff of The Seattle Times has won a George Polk Award for environmental reporting for their coverage of the Oso, Wash., mudslides. The awards committee highlighted two exemplary articles, both written in part by Ken Armstrong, a 2001 … 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

Nieman Fellows honored in spring award season

Nieman Notes April 16, 2012

The work of a number of Nieman Fellows has been recognized recently with national journalism awards. Honored Niemans include Hui Siu Fun, NF ’11; Lisa Mullins, NF '10; David Jackson, NF ’09; James Causey, NF ’08; Ken Armstrong, NF ’01; and Melissa Ludtke, NF ’92. Read more

Ken Armstrong, NF ’01, wins Selden Ring Award

Nieman Notes February 28, 2012

Ken Armstrong, NF ’01, and Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times have won the 2012 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, for their three-part series “Methadone and the Politics of Pain.” The award is presented annually by the School of Journalism at USC Annenberg. Read more

Jenifer McKim wins Casey Award

Nieman Notes July 28, 2011

Boston Globe reporter Jenifer B. McKim has won a 2011 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. She was honored for “People Need to Know What These Guys Have Done,’’ her portrait of a young woman, the sex trade from which she escaped, and her fight against her former tormenters. McKim is a 2008 Nieman Fellow. Mark Pothier, the editor on this story, is a 2001 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Sunday Dare Launches Newsbreaksnow.com

Nieman Notes January 22, 2010

Sunday Dare—Nigerian journalist, author, researcher and 2001 Nieman Fellow—recently launched the online news and information Web site Newsbreaksnow.com, which focuses on local, continental and international news delivered in a timely, fresh, accurate, informative and reader-friendly manner. Read more

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