Magazine article Nieman Reports

Brent Walth, Class Scribe, Sends an Update on His Class

Magazine article Nieman Reports

Brent Walth, Class Scribe, Sends an Update on His Class

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Brent Walth, class scribe, sends an update on his class:

David Heath, an investigative reporter for the Seattle Times, was featured on Bill Moyers Journal in February for his reporting on congressional earmarks. Heath worked with colleague Hal Bernton for more than a year to identify and analyze defense earmarks, which are often no-bid contracts members of Congress give to favored companies. Heath and Bernton found that 80 percent of those who benefited from earmarks donated money to lawmakers' re-election funds. And they found examples of wasteful spending through earmarks. The segment titled "Mr. Heath Goes to Washington" was produced by "Expose: America's Investigative Reports," a PBS series that now airs on Bill Moyers Journal. Moyers described their reporting as "astonishing revelations" The show can be seen at www.pbs. org/wnet/expose/2008/02/301-index. html.

Jeb Sharp made three trips to Africa in 2007 for Public Radio International's "The World." She visited Rwanda to examine the legacy of the genocide. She traveled to the camps on the Chad-Sudan border to speak with refugees from Darfur. In eastern Congo she investigated the use of rape as a weapon of war. "It's hard to convey how much I've learned and experienced in a very short time," Jeb writes. "Not just about genocide and atrocity but also about resilience and rebirth. Two years post-Nieman, I couldn't be more sure this is what I want to do with my life." Sharp's work in Africa, "Rwanda: Trying to Move On" won a Sigma Delta Chi award for feature reporting.

Nancy San Martin has been promoted to assistant world editor at The Miami Herald, where she has been on the newspaper's world desk and worked as Cuba correspondent. In her new job she will work with four staff reporters and many stringers while overseeing international coverage, especially in Latin America. …

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