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Dina Kraft, NF ’12, Named Dart Center Fellow

Nieman Notes February 17, 2015

Dina Kraft, a 2012 Nieman Fellow, received an Ochberg Fellowship at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. She is the associate program coordinator of the Media Innovation track at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. Read more

Update: Paul Salopek, NF ’12, and his trek across the globe

Nieman Notes November 27, 2013

2012 Nieman Visiting Fellow Paul Salopek and his epic 21,000-mile walk around the world are the focus of National Geographic’s December 2013 cover story. In To Walk the World, the first in a series, Salopek writes “Walking is falling forward. Each step we take is an arrested plunge, a collapse averted, a disaster braked. In this way, to walk becomes an act of faith. We perform it daily: a two-beat miracle—an iambic teetering, a holding on and letting go. For the next seven years I will plummet across the world.” He is tracing the ancient paths of human migration and telling the stories of the world along the way. Read more

David Skok, NF ’12, new digital adviser to Boston Globe editor

Nieman Notes November 26, 2013

David Skok, NF ’12 and director of Globalnews.ca, is joining The Boston Globe as digital adviser to the editor. In a memo sent to staff on Nov. 26, Globe editor Brian McGrory said “David will play a key role in our upcoming push to further define our two brands — bg.com as a broader, more ambitious site that better reflects the creative journalism of the Globe, and a redesigned boston.com as a sharper, edgier site with a strong news spine.” Read more

Two Niemans Named Dart Center Ochberg Fellows

Nieman Notes November 19, 2013

Two recent Nieman Fellows have been awarded Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Maggie Jones, NF ’12, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and Finbarr O’Reilly, NF ’13, a Reuters staff photographer based in West Africa, will join 10 other journalists to deepen their reporting of violence, conflict and tragedy. 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

Journalist James Geary named deputy curator at Nieman Foundation

News December 6, 2012

Editor and author James Geary, a 2012 Nieman Fellow, has been selected as the deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. In this position he will serve as editor of Nieman Reports, oversee other Nieman print and online publications and manage a range of duties related to the Nieman Fellowship program and the foundation’s journalism outreach efforts. 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

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