Journalism Program News
This She Believes
"Courage Comes With Practice," an essay by Theresa MacPhail ’94, aired recently on National Public Radio’s "This I Believe" series. Read or listen.
Theresa’s adventurous life since UNH has included three years in China. She’s now at UC-Berkeley working toward a Ph.D. in medical anthropology, specializing in bird flu. "It’s like getting to do research for the most amazing feature story ever," she says.
UNH alum wins two national awards
May 10, 2011: Tom Mooney, '82 won two national awards today from the Society for Professional Journalists: in the category Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation 50,001-100,000) for "Historic floodwaters swamp Rhode Island," Tom Mooney with team, The Providence Journal; and in the category Feature Reporting (Daily Circulation 50,001-100,000) for "Central Falls: What It Takes," by Jennifer D. Jordan, Tom Mooney, Tatiana Pina and Karen Lee Ziner, The Providence Journal.
UNH welcomes Kevin Sullivan, ’81, as the 2011 Donald Murray Visiting Journalist
Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Sullivan has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, economic meltdown in Japan and the horrors of the Mexican criminal justice system, and has chatted with the King of Pop and the queen of England.
Sullivan, UNH Class of ’81, will discuss those experiences and more in a talk entitled “Do I Look Scared To You? An Optimist's View of Modern Journalism” on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in MUB Theatre I on the University of New Hampshire campus. The event is free and open to the public.
As the Donald Murray Visiting Journalist for 2011, Sullivan, who is Sunday and features editor for The Washington Post, will also visit UNH journalism classes Feb. 21-24.
UNH alum MacMullan, ’82, named Gowdy Award winner
Jackie MacMullan, ’82, a highly respected pro basketball reporter who worked for The Boston Globe for three decades and recently collaborated on a best-selling book with Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, has received the 2010 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. MacMullan is the first female reporter to receive the honor in the award’s 21-year history.
The Gowdy Media Award is named in honor of the legendary sports broadcaster and former Hall of Fame Board member and President, the late Curt Gowdy. The prestigious award is presented annually to members of the print and electronic media whose longtime efforts have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball.
MacMullan, the 2010 honoree for the Print Media, is widely recognized as one of the most respected reporters ever to cover the NBA. She began her career at The Boston Globe in 1982 and quickly forged her reputation covering sports that were predominantly played and reported on by men. While she gained national recognition for her work on numerous NBA and NCAA basketball assignments, MacMullan also covered Major League Baseball’s World Series in 1986, the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals in 1987 and the 1988 Olympic Games.
Read the Boston Globe story at http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2010/05/12/macmullan_is_named_gowdy_award_winner/
Timmins, ’90, receives Nieman Fellowship
Annmarie Timmins, ’90, is one of 25 journalists from the United States and abroad chosen to join the 73rd class of Nieman Fellows. Timmins, a reporter for the Concord Monitor in Concord, N.H., plans to explore the effects of specialized mental health courts and prison policies on offenders with mental health problems. She is the 2011 Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Community Journalism.
Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation administers the oldest midcareer fellowship program for journalists in the world. Working journalists of accomplishment and promise are selected to come to Harvard for a year of study, seminars and special events. More than 1,300 journalists from 90 countries have received Nieman Fellowships.