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Remembering William Worthy

Nieman Notes May 7, 2014

William Worthy, who fought with the government over reporting trips to China, Cuba and Iran, died at a nursing home in Massachusetts on May 4. He was 92. It was during his Nieman Fellowship in 1956-1957 that Worthy, a reporter for the Baltimore Afro-American and correspondent for CBS News, first defied the State Department’s travel restrictions by flying to China during winter break to report for CBS. The government refused to renew Worthy’s passport after the trip, so in 1964 he went to Cuba without one. Read more

Justin Kaplan, Pulitzer-winning biographer: 1925-2014

News February 27, 2014

Justin Kaplan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author best known for his biographies of literary greats Mark Twain and Walt Whitman and muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens, died on March 2 in Cambridge, Mass. He also served as editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Read more

Remembering Kirsty Milne, NF ’04

Nieman Notes July 12, 2013

Kirsty Milne, a 2004 Nieman Fellow and former editor of the New Statesman, has died. She joined the magazine in 1993 after it merged with her former paper, New Society. Milne wrote reviews and features for the NS and other publications, including the Times, Telegraph and a politics column for The Scotsman. She also worked at the BBC and as a freelance writer, including time as a theater critic. Read more

Robert Clark, NF ’61, dies in Ohio

Nieman Notes April 1, 2013

Robert P. “Bob” Clark, a retired top editor of The Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times, died recently in Ohio. He was 91. Under his leadership, the newspapers won three Pulitzer Prizes. Clark also served as president of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association and of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Read more

Two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis dead at 85

Nieman Notes March 25, 2013

Anthony Lewis, a former New York Times reporter and columnist, author, and longtime advocate for free speech and justice, has died at the age of 85. A Nieman Fellow in the class of 1957, Lewis was a constitutional law expert whose groundbreaking coverage of the Supreme Court changed the way complex legal matters are reported in the United States. Read more