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Sonali Samarasinghe reflects on second anniversary of husband’s murder

Nieman Notes January 10, 2011

“As we commemorate Lasantha [Wickrematunge's] death anniversary we must not forget those other brave journalists who have also paid the supreme sacrifice in the pursuit of their craft. Several other journalists have been attacked or otherwise threatened, resulting in their being forced to flee Sri Lanka. Yet others have been coerced into submission. At no time in the history of our country has the freedom of expression been so brutally been repressed as it is now.” Read more

Alfredo Corchado accepts Elijah Parish Lovejoy award

Nieman Notes September 27, 2010

Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, received the 2010 Elijah Lovejoy Award in a ceremony at Colby College on Sunday, Sept. 26. Corchado said he would accept the award, but “on behalf of the love I feel for my profession and the enormous respect and admiration I have for those reporting in the line of fire,” especially his colleagues in Mexico. Read more

Margie Mason among winners of 2010 Science in Society Journalism Awards

Nieman Notes September 20, 2010

Margie Mason, a 2009 Nieman Global Health Fellow, was among the 2010 recipients of the Science in Society Journalism Awards. Mason and Martha Mendoza won in the Science Reporting category for their Associated Press series "When Drugs Stop Working." The National Association of Science Writers established the Science in Society awards to provide recognition for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society. Read more

Corchado to receive 2010 Lovejoy Award

Nieman Notes May 12, 2010

Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, has been chosen as the 2010 Elijah Lovejoy Award recipient. The award, established in 1952 at Maine's Colby College, is given annually to a member of the newspaper profession who has contributed to the country's journalistic achievement. Read more

María Hinojosa interviews Fellows Alfredo Corchado, Anita Snow

Nieman Notes April 5, 2010

Award-winning journalist María Hinojosa recently interviewed two Nieman Fellows for “One-on-One.” Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, talks about why he risks his life every day to report the truth about Mexico's increasingly violent drug war. Anita Snow, a 2010 Nieman Fellow, describes life of a journalist in today’s Cuba and offers predictions for the future. Read more

Alfredo Corchado Gets UTEP Alumni Award

Nieman Notes September 9, 2009

Reporter Alfredo Corchado, the Mexico Bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, received the 2009 Gold Nugget Award from the University of Texas at El Paso's College of Liberal Arts. Corchado is a 2009 Nieman Fellow. Read more