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Nazila Fathi, NF ’11, Authors Book

Nieman Notes February 17, 2015

Nazila Fathi’s “The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran” was published by Basic Books in December. Fathi was 9 years old in 1979 when a revolution in Iran swept the shah from power. Read more

Muckraking Goes Global: Nieman’s new e-book

News October 17, 2013

In conjunction with the 2013 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio de Janeiro, the Nieman Foundation has published a new e-book, Muckraking Goes Global: The Future of Cross-Border Investigative Journalism, which examines the achievements and challenges of investigative journalists reporting stories on subjects of global interest. Published in English and Spanish, the e-book includes original content as well as articles published in the Spring 2013 issue of Nieman Reports. Read more

Niemans honored by IRE

Nieman Notes April 10, 2013

Investigative reporter David Jackson, NF ’11, is part of the Chicago Tribune team that that has won the 2012 Investigative Reporters & Editors’ FOI Award for “Empty-Desk Epidemic.” The series exposed a devastating pattern of student absenteeism in the Chicago school system and the indifference of city officials who ignored the problem. NPR’s Howard Berkes, a 1998 Nieman Fellow, was among the finalists for the in multiplatform /large category for “As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge,” co-produced by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity and The Charleston Gazette. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's John Diedrich, an affiliate from the Class of 2012, was a finalist with colleagues in two categories: the FOI Award for “Police Problems,” and the Investigations Triggered by Breaking News Award for “Spa Shooting.” Read more

A witness to nation-building in South Sudan

Nieman Notes February 5, 2013

French documentary filmmakers Florence Martin-Kessler, NF ’11, and Anne Poiret have spent the last few years chronicling South Sudan’s rocky road to independence and the many challenges along the way. Catch a sneak preview of their feature-length documentary “State Builders” in the New York Times Op-Doc section and learn “How to Build a Country From Scratch.” State Builders will air later this year on the European cultural television channel ARTE. 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

Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing: Amy Ellis Nutt

Nieman Notes April 19, 2011

Only one of seven crew members survived the sudden sinking of the Lady Mary, a scallop boat, in March 2009. Reporter Amy Ellis Nutt, NF ’05, spent seven months unraveling clues, and in November 2010, her five-part series, “The Wreck of the Lady Mary,” appeared on the front page of the Star-Ledger and on its website, where it featured photographs and video by her colleague Andre Malok. Nutt was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Read more

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