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1951

Simeon Booker is the recipient of the 34th George Polk Career Award for his 50-plus years of covering the civil rights movement for Jet magazine. His coverage included the 1955 murder of teenager Emmett Till.

1971

Jim Squires is the author of "West End: A Novel of Envy, Revenge, and Dirty Money," a coming-of-age story that explores the demise of newspapers. Old Hickory Press published the novel, which Squires penned under the pseudonym Crockett White.

Jack Schwartz's memoir, "The Fine Print: My Life as a Deskman," was published through CreateSpace. A copy boy at The Daily Mirror in the 1950s, he later ran The New York Times's Culture Desk.

1977

Kathryn Johnson, formerly a reporter for the Associated Press's Atlanta bureau, is the author of "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollection of Martin, Coretta, and the Civil Rights Movement," published by RosettaBooks.

1989

Rod Nordland has penned a new book, "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet," which was published by Ecco. The book tells the story of a couple whom Nordland met while he was Kabul bureau chief for The New York Times.

1991

Tim Giago is president of the newly formed nonprofit National Historic Site of Wounded Knee, Inc. Its goal is to buy 40 acres of land at Wounded Knee, put it in trust for all the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation, and establish a holocaust museum, cultural center, and trading post.

2001

Ken Armstrong is a recipient of the 2015 George Polk Award for Justice Reporting for "An Unbelievable Story of Rape," a joint effort of The Marshall Project and ProPublica.

2004

Lizeka Mda has joined South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand as a lecturer in journalism practice.

2005

Joshua Hammer has received a National Magazine Award for reporting for his story "My Nurses Are Dead, and I Don't Know If I'm Already Infected." The article, which appeared in Matter in January 2015, detailed the life and death of a globally renowned Ebola expert.

2006

Mary C. Curtis has joined CQ Roll Call as the media company's politics editor.

2009

Graciela Mochkofsky has been named director of City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism's new Spanish-language journalism initiative to train bilingual journalists interested in working for Hispanic media outlets in the U. …

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