Niemans in the News

  1. Goodbye Without Leaving - September 2

    Newspaper editor Lorie Hearn converts her investigative team into a nonprofit—with her former paper, San Diego Union-Tribune, as partner and chief benefactor. Hearn is a 1995 Nieman Fellow. Learn more »

  2. Veteran journalist D.P. Kumar dies - August 14

    D.P. Kumar, former Resident Editor of The Statesman and former Political Editor for Newstime, died Sunday, Aug. 9. He was a 1966 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  3. Roberta Baskin Joins HHS as Adviser - August 6

    Former television reporter Roberta Baskin, a 2002 Nieman Fellow, will join the Department of Health and Human Service's office of inspector general as a senior communications adviser. She will join the office for one year to help drum up media attention for the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, an HHS-Justice Department task force aimed at combating Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Read more »

  4. Chris Cousins to Join Bangor Daily News - August 6

    Chris Cousins, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, is joining the staff of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News as a reporter. “Working for such a top-notch news organization was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, and one that I’ve been seeking for several years,” Cousins said. Read more »

  5. Sam Fulwood a Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress - August 4

    Sam Fulwood, a 1994 Nieman Fellow and Nieman Foundation Advisory Board member, is now a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he analyzes the influence of national politics and domestic policies on communities of color across the United States. The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. Read more »

  6. David Hawpe Retires as Courier-Journal Editorial Director - August 3

    David Hawpe, an unrepentant liberal who spent much of his professional life railing against what he considered to be the coal industry's excesses and as an advocate for the underprivileged, especially in his beloved Appalachia, is retiring after 40 years with The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal. He is a 1975 Nieman Fellow. Read more »

  7. Global Health Fellow's Field Project Featured on CNN - August 3

    Christine Gorman, a 2008 Nieman Fellow, traveled for three months throughout Malawi in 2008 as part of her Global Health Fellowship field project. Some of her work is being featured on "Malawi Halts Nursing Brain Drain."

  8. George de Lama to Head IDB Communications Office - July 30

    George de Lama, a 1992 Nieman Fellow and former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been appointed External Relations Advisor for the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Development Bank. de Lama will head the Bank’s strategic communications, congressional relations and cultural affairs office. Read more »

  9. Guy Raz Named Weekend Host of NPR's All Things Considered - July 29

    Guy Raz, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, has been named weekend host of NPR News’ signature afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered. Raz will step into the role fulltime this weekend, after guest-hosting for the past several months. Previously, Raz was NPR’s defense correspondent.

  10. In the Tehran jail, I was the ‘Great British Spy’ - July 15

    Iason Athanasiadis, a 2008 Nieman Fellow, was arrested after writing a piece for The Spectator on the Iranian demonstrations. He learned from his interrogators how deep is the historic hatred of the British. Read more »

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