Fellows & Editors

 

Miriam Pepper

Trip:
Lebanon and Syria 2004
Affiliation:
Kansas City Star
Country:
Lebanon and Syria
Year:
2004

Miriam Pepper was named editorial page editor at the She was part of The Star's team coverage of the Hyatt Hotel skywalks collapse that won a public service Pulitzer Prize in 1982. She served as co-chair of the first newsroom diversity committee. She is a past president of the Greater Kansas City Press Club, a current board member of the Kansas City Press Club Foundation, a past board member of the Organization of News Ombudsmen, and a current board member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers. She attended Brandeis University and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.She is married to an attorney and has two children, a son who is a musician in Lawrence, Ks. and a daughter who is a nurse in New York City.

Pepper was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Kenya in 2009.

Stories

  • Video: Kibera’s slum dwellers need more than promises

    Child in trash strewn Kibera slum. As urbanization grows across Africa, the continent's largest slum in Nairobi remains a humanitarian disgrace. A lack of government services leaves more than one million Kenyans...

  • Photo Gallery: Kibera’s 1-million slum dwellers need more than promises

    Miriam Pepper Kibera, Africa's largest slum of 1 million in Nairobi, Kenya, has grown over decades yet still lacks basic government services of clean running water and sanitation. Unemployment is vast, health services...

  • SIGNS OF REFORM?

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad dismisses U.S. sanctions against his nation as uncalled for and unsupported by evidence. And he appears to be frighteningly well-equipped to offer the world...

  • LEBANON’S EVOLUTION

    The images confound the stereotype of what a puppet state of Syria should look like. BEIRUT, Lebanon — Remnants of the 15-year civil war still litter Lebanon's capital. Bullet holes scar empty...

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