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Paul Hemphill, Chronicler of the South, Dies at 73

Nieman Notes July 12, 2009

Paul Hemphill, who brought a lean journalistic style and a sharp ear for dialogue to essays and novels devoted to the blue-collar South of stock-car racing, football, country music, evangelists and wayward souls, died Saturday morning in Atlanta. He was a 1969 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Hugh Morris Dies at 94

Nieman Notes June 2, 2009

Hugh Morris, a 1951 Nieman Fellow, died June 2, 2009, in Frankfort, Ky. A longtime bureau chief for The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, Morris was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1997. He was 94. Read more

Don Janson dies at 87

Nieman Notes February 5, 2009

Don Janson, who's long career in journalism included 34 years with The New York Times, died Feb. 1 at the age of 87. By the time he retired he had interviewed nine U.S. presidents and covered many of the most notable events of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s. Janson was a 1953 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Edwin O. Guthman dies at 89

Nieman Notes September 1, 2008

Edwin O. Guthman, 89, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman respected for his unwavering integrity and whose storied career included stints as a soldier, a public servant, an educator, and editor of The Inquirer's editorial pages, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was a member of the Class of 1951. Read more

Jack Landau Dies at 74

Nieman Notes August 9, 2008

Jack Landau, 74, an early leader of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, died Aug. 9 of complications from emphysema. Landau, a reporter-lawyer covering the U.S. Supreme Court for Newhouse News Service, was known for his passionate advocacy of legal rights for journalists. He was a member of the Class of 1968. Read more