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David Abel, NF ’13, Wins Ernie Pyle Award

Nieman Notes March 30, 2015

David Abel of The Boston Globe received the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling and $10,000 from the Scripps HowardFoundation for “The Richard Family,” a two-part narrative about overcoming physical challenges and living with grief … Read more

Niemans on Boston Globe team that wins Pulitzer for breaking news coverage

Nieman Notes April 15, 2014

The staff of The Boston Globe, including several Nieman Fellows, has won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Reporter David Abel, NF ’13, and columnist Kevin Cullen, NF ’03, were among those who covered the bombings and their aftermath. The Globe’s managing editor for news, Christine Chinlund, NF ’98, played a key role in organizing coverage, assisted by Stephen Smith, NF ’00, city editor. David Dahl, NF ’03, was regional editor and Mark Pothier, NF ’01, was deputy business editor at the time. Read more

“Some of the worst things I’ve ever seen”

Nieman Notes April 16, 2013

As part of his Nieman Fellowship, Boston Globe reporter David Abel is taking a class on how to make documentary films. Yesterday he was working on his final project, about Juli Windsor, the first dwarf to run the Boston Marathon. He woke up at 5 o'clock in the morning and went to film Windsor getting ready, then took the bus with her to Hopkinton, where the race starts. He was standing on the finish line, shooting footage of all the runners coming across and waiting for Windsor to come in when the bombs went off. Read more

Niemans Cover the Boston Marathon Bombs

Nieman Notes April 16, 2013

The explosions at the Boston Marathon made front-page news around the world, with Líberation in Paris, El País in Madrid, and The Jerusalem Post in Israel carrying coverage from 2013 Nieman Fellows Ludovic Blecher, Borja Echevarria, and Yaakov Katz, respectively. Read more