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Eliza Griswold receives Guggenheim fellowship

Nieman Notes April 24, 2012

The Guggenheim Foundation announced its 2012 fellows Thursday, April 19. The 181 fellows included scientists, scholars, composers, visual artists and writers. Eliza Griswold, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, was among the 13 writers named as fellows in general nonfiction. 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

Reporter Andrea McCarren, NF ’07, fends off social media attacks

Nieman Notes February 20, 2012

Andrea McCarren, a 2007 Nieman Fellow and reporter for WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C., was forced to stay off the air recently after teenagers upset with her reports on underage drinking took to Twitter and Facebook to post hostile messages. When her own children were bullied at school, McCarren had a colleague report two of her stories. 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

Columbia, Nieman Foundation announce winners of the 2011 Lukas Prize Project

Awards March 30, 2011

The recipients of the 2011 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards for exceptional nonfiction include authors Eliza Griswold (a 2007 Nieman Fellow), Isabel Wilkerson and Alex Tizon. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 3, at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. The Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard co-administer the awards. Read more

Dexter Filkins among winners of Polk Awards

Nieman Notes March 1, 2011

Dexter Filkins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is one of 13 George Polk Award winners for 2010. For behind-the-scenes reports on the war in Afghanistan, enemy incursions from Pakistan and the use of private contractors in the war, Filkins and New York Times correspondent Mark Mazzetti won the military reporting award. Read more

Dexter Filkins Leaves The New York Times for The New Yorker

Nieman Notes December 6, 2010

After months of negotiation, Middle East correspondent Dexter Filkins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is leaving The New York Times and heading to The New Yorker. This move provides the publication a workhorse and a fully dedicated foreign correspondent at a period when other New Yorker foreign writers either have side-projects or assignments at home. Read more

The Gambia: A Dictator’s Anti-Media War

Nieman Notes August 3, 2010

On the 16th anniversary of the military takeover in The Gambia, Alagi Yorro Jallow, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, writes about the government’s ongoing repression of journalists in his country. A cofounder of The Independent, he was managing editor until the staff was arrested and its offices closed in May 2005. Since then, he has lived in exile in the United States. Read more