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Nieman supporter Bill Taylor dies at 78

News May 2, 2011

William Osgood Taylor II, a longtime friend and supporter of the Nieman Foundation, has died in Boston after a lengthy illness. Taylor was the fourth member of his family to run The Boston Globe and oversaw the sale of the paper to The New York Times Co. in 1993. Read more

Harvard’s Rev. Peter Gomes dies at 68

News March 3, 2011

Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, a longtime friend of the Nieman Foundation and host to decades of Nieman classes in his home on campus has died. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard, passed away on Feb. 28 from complications from a stroke. Read more

Saul Friedman, ex-Newsday columnist, dies

Nieman Notes January 28, 2011

During a journalism career that lasted more than five decades, Saul Friedman earned a reputation as a tough reporter who battled public officials and his editors with equal ferocity. Friedman, who covered seven presidents for Newsday and other publications, died Friday, Dec. 31 at 81. He was a 1963 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Art Geiselman dies at 85

Nieman Notes January 3, 2011

Art Geiselman, a former (Baltimore) Evening Sun reporter who relished catching crooked police officers and exposing squalid conditions at prisons and mental hospitals over a 47-year career in journalism, died Dec. 21. He was a 1965 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Ronald R. Walker Dies at 76

Nieman Notes November 30, 2010

Ronald R. Walker, a longtime Virgin Islands journalist and resident, died Nov. 23. Walker began his journalism career in 1959 as a reporter with the Virgin Islands Daily News, serving as editor in 1976 and 1977. He also worked at the San Juan Star, where he eventually served as managing editor. He was a 1971 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Former ‘Oklahoman’ Top Editor Jim Standard Dies

Nieman Notes October 13, 2010

Jim Standard, former top editor of The Oklahoman, died Oct. 12, 2010, in Oklahoma City. He was 70. During his time with the paper he was named Oklahoma Newsman of the Year, spent much of his free time with journalistic and civic organizations, and was a frequent public speaker and lecturer. He was a 1970 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Frank Kelly dies at 95

Nieman Notes June 22, 2010

Frank Kelly—a former reporter for the Kansas City Star and speech writer for President Harry Truman, and a founder and senior vice president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation—died June 11, just one day before his 96th birthday. He was a 1943 Nieman Fellow. Read more