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Craig Welch publishes “Shell Games”

Nieman Notes April 12, 2010

“Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature’s Bounty” is a stranger-than-fiction account of a fisherman who stole millions of dollars worth of some of the world’s most extraordinary marine creatures and led wildlife detectives on a multiyear odyssey. Craig Welch is the chief environmental writer at The Seattle Times and a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Morocco’s Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down

Nieman Notes February 2, 2010

Last week, the Morrocan weekly news magazine Le Journal Hebdomadaire—known to be very critical of the government and for its hard-hitting investigative journalism—was closed down by government authorities. Le Journal Hebdomadaire was founded in 1997 by Aboubakr Jamai, a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Chris Cousins to Join Bangor Daily News

Nieman Notes August 6, 2009

Chris Cousins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is joining the staff of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News as a reporter. “Working for such a top-notch news organization was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, and one that I’ve been seeking for several years,” Cousins said. Read more

James Scott publishes “The Attack on the Liberty”

Nieman Notes June 4, 2009

James Scott, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, has authored "The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship," available in bookstores this week. In this book, Scott recounts the story of the horrifying attack on the U.S.S. Liberty by Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats, and the tremendous impact it had on the lives of the crew. Read more

Flyp Wants to Help You “Connect the Dots”

Nieman Notes March 10, 2008

FLYP — a newly-launched Web site featuring Juanita Leon, Class of 2007, as Editor-in-Chief — says its goal is to "leverage the real power of the Web into a new kind of story telling ... to engage you in a conversation about the issues, ideas, and developments that are shaping the U.S. today — and tomorrow." Read more

Tully Center Honors Aboubakr Jamaï

Nieman Notes January 2, 2008

He’s been sentenced to jail, saw his publication banned and was forced to leave his country. Moroccan Editor/Publisher Aboubakr Jamaï, Class of 2007-2008, is the first recipient of the Tully Center for Free Speech Award. Read more

Jamai addresses the need for change in Morocco’s press

Nieman Notes September 21, 2007

Aboubakr Jamai, the former publisher of the independent weekly Le Journal Hebdomadaire and member of the Class of 2007, spoke passionately about the need for change in Morocco’s press at an event co-hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press. A frequent palace critic, Jamai was sued for defamation at home. Read more