About the Blog Authors
Gilbert Cranberg is George H. Gallup Professor of Journalism Emeritus, the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was associated for 33 years with The Des Moines Register and Tribune where he was editor of the editorial pages of both papers. He now blogs at The Truth Is!.
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Mary C. Curtis, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, is an award-winning Charlotte, N.C.-based journalist and a contributor to The Root. She is a weekly commentator on TV’s Fox News Rising Charlotte, contributes to NPR and was national correspondent for Politics Daily. Follow her on Twitter.
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Saul Friedman, a 1963 Nieman Fellow, is a former White House correspondent for Newsday and Knight Ridder newspapers and now writes a weekly column, “Gray Matters,” dealing with senior issues, for Newsday.
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Dan Froomkin is deputy editor of Niemanwatchdog.org. He is also Senior Washington Correspondent for The Huffington Post. He previously wrote the White House Watch column for the Washington Post and was editor of washingtonpost.com.
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Sam Fulwood III
Sam Fulwood III, a 1994 Nieman fellow, writes about national politics, race relations and pop culture for The Root.com. He was a metro columnist and feature writer at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, he spent a decade at the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he created a national race relations beat. He has also worked at the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the Baltimore Sun and the Charlotte Observer.
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Bob Garfield, a 20-year-veteran of National Public Radio, is co-host of NPR’s Peabody Award-winning “On the Media.” He is also an editor-at-large for Advertising Age, where over 25 years he has become the most influential ad critic in the world.• Blog posts by Bob Garfield
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Robert H. Giles, a 1966 Nieman Fellow, was curator of the Nieman Foundation from 2000 to 2011. He worked for nearly 40 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, most recently as editor and publisher of The Detroit News. As managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, Giles directed coverage of the campus shootings at Kent State University, for which the newspaper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
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George Lardner Jr.
George Lardner Jr. worked at the Washington Post for more than 40 years, mostly as an investigative reporter. He won a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1993 for articles on the murder of his youngest daughter, Kristin. He was chairman of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and remains on its board. He is now an associate at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, working on a history of the presidential pardon power.
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Carolyn Lewis taught journalism at Boston University and then at the Columbia Journalism School where she was also associate dean. She is the author of “Reporting for Television.” After covering Capitol Hill for The Washington Post’s television and radio stations, she joined the Public Broadcasting Service to cover the hearings on the impeachment of Richard Nixon and stayed on to report Nixon’s resignation and several documentaries.
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Myra MacPherson is the author of four books, including the Vietnam War classic “Long Time Passing” and a recent award-winning biography of I.F. Stone, “All Governments Lie!” She was a political reporter at the Washington Post for many years and has also written for the New York Times and numerous magazines, including Vanity Fair.
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Lawrence Meyer is a veteran, award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. He spent 32 years at the Washington Post. During the 1970s, he covered the attempted assassination of Governor George C. Wallace, the Watergate break-in trial, the Senate Watergate hearings, and the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon. Meyer has published three books. His second novel, “False Front”, was nominated for the American Book Award. His forthcoming book is titled “The Final Edition”.
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Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. Founded in 1981, POGO (which was then known as Project on Military Procurement) originally worked to expose outrageously overpriced military spending. In 1990, POGO expanded its mandate to investigate waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the federal government.
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Morton Mintz (www.mortonmintz.com), a 1964 Nieman Fellow, is a senior adviser to the Nieman Watchdog project. He was a reporter at The Washington Post for 30 years, where he spent much of his career reporting on corporate crime and misconduct, with a strong focus on the automotive, tobacco and drug industries. He is the author of four books and co-author of four more.
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Herb Strentz is professor emeritus of journalism at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a founder of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and served as its executive secretary from 1975 to 2000. In 2004 he was named to the “Heroes of the 50 States, The Open Government Hall of Fame” of the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists. He now blogs at The Truth Is!.
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Barry Sussman is the editor of the Nieman Watchdog Project. Sussman was a Washington Post editor for 22 years, holding the positions of city editor, special Watergate editor, special projects editor/national, pollster and public opinion analyst and columnist for the Washington Post National Weekly Edition.
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Ken Ward Jr.
Ken Ward, Jr., a reporter for The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, is a native of Mineral County, W.Va., and a graduate of West Virginia University. Since starting at the Gazette in 1991, Ward, 41, has received numerous regional and national reporting awards for his coverage of strip mining, pulp mills, timbering and medical waste incinerators.
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