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“Windows on Iraq: Images & Context”

Nieman Notes May 22, 2009

In this multimedia project produced for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, freelance photojournalist Kael Alford’s “unembedded” photography provides an example of “contextualized” reporting on a Muslim community in the global spotlight. Alford portrays Najaf, Iraq beyond the US cordon and Mahdi Army lines during the siege of August, 2004. Read more

Fatima Tlisova to Receive Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism

Awards April 29, 2009

The Nieman Foundation will present the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism to current Nieman Fellow Fatima Tlisova on Thursday, May 7, 2009. An an investigative journalist, researcher and expert on human rights issues in the North Caucasus region of Russia, Tlisova is being honored for courageous reporting in the face of severe intimidation and physical assaults. Read more

Swine Flu: Reporting the Story

News April 27, 2009

Nieman Reports has published a comprehensive resource for journalists about coverage of a pandemic flu. The information comes from a conference held at the Nieman Foundation during the time when the concern about the potential of Avian Flu to evolve into a human flu epidemic was high. Read more

David Jackson wins Studs Terkel Community Media Award

Nieman Notes March 10, 2009

David Jackson, a 2009 Nieman Fellow and reporter for the Chicago Tribune, was chosen as a recipient of the 2009 Studs Terkel Community Media Award. Presented annually, the awards honor outstanding media professionals for excellence in covering and reflecting Chicago's diverse communities. Read more

Guy Raz named Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize Winner

Nieman Notes November 19, 2008

National Public Radio defense correspondent Guy Raz was selected as winner of the 2008 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for a three-part series entitled "Rescuing the Wounded: Iraq to Germany" which aired on NPR's “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” in October 2007. Read more