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Wilfrid Rodgers Dies at 88

Nieman Notes May 22, 2008

Wilfrid C. Rodgers, who covered the Kennedy White House as part of a 45-year career as a reporter, columnist, and editor for The Boston Globe, died May 22. He was a member of the Class of 1959. His coverage of Kennedy included the president's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech near the Berlin Wall in 1963. Read more

C. Hale Champion dies at 85

Nieman Notes April 24, 2008

C. Hale Champion, who in half a century of public service held senior positions in local, state and federal government and in academia, died Wednesday at 85. He was a member of the Class of 1957. Read more

Joseph R. ‘Joe’ Zelnik dies at 75

Nieman Notes March 3, 2008

Joseph R. “Joe” Zelnik, Class of 1970, died March 3, 2008. The Cape May County Herald editor for 25 years, he was responsible for guiding the newspaper from a 20-page print edition in December 1982 into the 60-plus page weekly with Internet presence that it grew to be by the time of his retirement, when he assumed the title "Editor Emeritus." Read more

First Two Women Fellows Die Two Days Apart

Nieman Notes February 28, 2008

The first two women awarded Nieman Fellowships died recently within just two days of each other. Charlotte FitzHenry Robling and Mary Leary Sherry and 12 other print reporters were members of the Class of 1946, under Curator Louis Lyons. Read more

Peg Finucane, former Newsday editor, dies at 57

Nieman Notes November 20, 2007

Peg Finucane, Class of 1985, a much-loved former Newsday editor and professor at Hofstra University, died Sunday. Family and friends remembered Finucane as a masterful editor who guided reporters to greatness, as well as a caring professor who loved teaching students how to thrive in the changing world of journalism. Read more

Former Columnist Was a Role Model at Work

Nieman Notes November 16, 2007

Dick Hughes, editorial page editor of the (Salem, Ore.) Statesman Journal, recalls J. Wesley "Wes" Sullivan's passion for journalism and his community. "Over time, Wes became a role model. He put his family and his faith first. ... He welcomed every day as an adventure." Sullivan, a member of the Class of 1958, died Nov. 11. Read more

‘Jack’ Kole, Class of 1963, dies at 73

Nieman Notes September 15, 2007

John William "Jack" Kole died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington County after an apparent heart attack. He was Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal from1970 to 1989, and press secretary for Rep. David R. Obey (D-Wis.) until retiring in 1997. Read more