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Howard Berkes, NF ’98, Wins a Murrow Award

September 12, 2014

Howard Berkes, a correspondent for NPR, received an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for the 2013 series, “Buried in Grain,” produced in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity’s Jim Morris. The pair uncovered … 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