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Mary C. Curtis, NF ’06, wins Green Eyeshade Awards

News May 31, 2015

Mary C. Curtis, NF ’06, has won two Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society for Professional Journalists (online category) for columns and stories written for The Washington Post: first place in commentary and second in political reporting. Curtis additionally … Read more

Ah, To Be a Fellow Again!

Nieman Notes April 1, 2011

Mary C. Curtis, NF ’06, is one of the 24 inaugural social media fellows chosen by the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism. Nearly 600 journalists applied for this three-month fellowship. It includes a week of strategic hands-on training and exploration of emerging news models before coaching begins on social media projects of their choice. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Curtis is a correspondent for AOL’s PoliticsDaily.com and contributes to National Public Radio, TheRoot.com and Nieman Watchdog. Read more

Cobler and team receive SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award

Nieman Notes May 4, 2010

Chris Cobler, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, and his staff at the Victoria Advocate in Texas won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award in Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation 1-50,000) for the series on “Fatal Funnel”, a story of Route 77 in Texas, notorious as a passageway for drugs and illegal immigrants. Read more

Jeb Sharp’s investigative series wins Dart award

Nieman Notes April 16, 2009

The five-part investigative series by 2006 Nieman Fellow Jeb Sharp, “Rape as a Weapon of War,” was among the recipients of the 2009 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.  The series, produced for Public Radio International’s “The World,” examines the brutality of sexual violence in conflict zones and the medical, humanitarian, legal, and political response to it. Read more

Documentary produced by Mary Ann Jolley wins ‘Grand Award’

Nieman Notes April 16, 2009

The documentary "Jihad Sheilas," produced by Mary Ann Jolley, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, won the 'Grand Award' for Best News/Documentary at this year's New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotions Awards. The film, which traces the journey of two Australian women from the conservative heartland of regional Australia into the maelstrom of fundamentalist Islam, was also produced by Renata Gombac and Deborah Masters. Read more