Nieman Notes

June 2004
Nieman Reports;Summer2004, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p110
The section presents an update on mass media as of June 2004. Shirley Christian has a book out, Before Lewis and Clark: The Story of the Chouteaus, the French Dynasty That Ruled America's Frontier. The publication of the book coincides with the anniversary of the start of the Lewis and Clark expedition from 1804 to 1806. The Chouteaus were French fur traders who established the first white settlements that became St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri. Patricia O'Brien's book, The Glory Cloak: A Novel of Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton, was published in May 2004. The book tells a story of women's friendship during the Civil War based on episodes from the lives of Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton. Arun Chacko, former director of media services and communications at the World Wildlife Fund in Gland, Switzerland, has been appointed director of the Press Institute of India (PII) in New Delhi. PII is a professional institute for the training of journalists and those in newspaper production and management. William Marimow is with National Public Radio as managing editor for NPR News. Philip Hilts won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize on April 24th, 2004 for his book, Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business and One Hundred Years of Regulation.


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