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JSU names former Star editor Waddle Ayers Chair of Communications

Nieman Notes December 5, 2008

Jacksonville State University recently named former Star editor and veteran journalist Chris Waddle its Ayers Chair of Communications. "I have been a teacher all my career in a sense that every editor shares his or her talent with people who are coming up in the industry," Waddle said. "And teaching on campus is a more formalized way to do that." He is a member of the Class of 2005. Read more

Six Fellows Receive Sigma Delta Chi Awards

Nieman Notes April 14, 2008

The Society of Professional Journalists announced Monday, April 14, the recipients of the 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. Five Nieman alumni were among this year's winners, who were chosen from more than 1,000 entries in 48 categories including print, radio, television and online. Read more

Global News Enterprises Draws Three Niemans

Nieman Notes March 15, 2008

The Boston Globe's Charles M. Sennott, Class of 2006, will be among a group of veteran foreign correspondents who will be joining Global News Enterprises LLC, the first US-based Web site devoted exclusively to international news, which is set to launch early next year. Read more

Pakistan’s Trusted Voice Muzzled by Musharraf

Nieman Notes January 8, 2008

In early November, President Pervez Musharraf's government pulled the plug on Pakistan's most popular television news channel, independent Geo-TV. Bill Schiller, Class of 2006, talks to Pakistani Geo television reporter Absar Alam, Class of 2005, about what the TV channel did to incur the wrath of the Musharraf government. Read more