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Nieman to celebrate Pulitzer Prize centennial in 2016

News June 29, 2015

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is one of several national organizations that will host events in 2016 to celebrate the 100th awarding of the Pulitzer Prize. Four marquee events will take place in Florida, California, Texas and Massachusetts and each will focus on a particular aspect of Pulitzer history: social justice and equality; war, migration and the quest for peace; presidents and the press; and abuse of power. Read more

Niemans’ Work Wins Pulitzer

Nieman Notes April 20, 2015

The Seattle Times has won a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for coverage of the Oso, Wash., mudslide. The natural disaster, which occurred last March, killed 43 people and destroyed many homes. Two Niemans–Ken Armstong, … Read more

Nieman alumni win 2012 Pulitzer Prizes

Nieman Notes April 17, 2012

Ken Armstrong, NF ’01, and his colleague Michael J. Berens at The Seattle Times have won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for “Methadone and the Politics of Pain.” The three-part series revealed how the state of Washington steered vulnerable Medicare patients away from relatively safe pain medication to methadone, a cheap but unpredictable painkiller linked to 2,173 fatal overdoses. Read more

Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing: Amy Ellis Nutt

Nieman Notes April 19, 2011

Only one of seven crew members survived the sudden sinking of the Lady Mary, a scallop boat, in March 2009. Reporter Amy Ellis Nutt, NF ’05, spent seven months unraveling clues, and in November 2010, her five-part series, “The Wreck of the Lady Mary,” appeared on the front page of the Star-Ledger and on its website, where it featured photographs and video by her colleague Andre Malok. Nutt was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Read more

Gene Weingarten wins 2010 Pulitzer

Nieman Notes April 13, 2010

Gene Weingarten was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Featuring Writing for "Fatal Distraction." In March 2009, the Washington Post Magazine published his story about parents who accidentally left infants and toddlers in the backseats of cars, leading to the childrens' death. Weingarten is a 1988 Nieman Fellow. Read more