Kovach Named Nieman Curator

By Staff

Vol. 11, No. 4, 1989, p. 22

Bill Kovach, the former editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the new curator of the Harvard-based Nieman Foundation program of journalism fellowships.

Kovach was a Nieman fellow himself this past year after resigning from the Atlanta newspapers in a dispute with the owners, Cox Enterprises, over the direction the newspapers would take and the amount of money they would spend on the editorial product. [Southern Changes, December 1988].

Kovach was the editor in Atlanta from 1986-1988, following an 18-year career at the New York Times. He had also worked for the Nashville Tennessean and the Press Chronicle of Johnson City, Tenn.