Archive: Jun 2011

Remembering James H. McCartney

By June 10, 2011

Rick Smith, a longtime friend of James H. McCartney, NF ’64, delivered this eulogy at a memorial service in early June at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. When I think about Jim McCartney, the word that comes to … Read more

Summer 2011: Introduction

By Links that Bind Us June 10, 2011

In digital space, journalists are proving to be a powerful force in creating, nurturing and engaging communities. No longer serving only geographic zones, they confront the fragmentation of audience and the need to attract and retain “eyeballs.” Their efforts to embrace and interact with communities are fueled by an instinct to survive. Habits and hobbies, interests and values, political leanings, and sports allegiances are the grist of community formation. Discover the various roles journalists are assuming and how the links we share bind us. —Melissa Ludtke Read more

Summer 2011: Class Notes

By Nieman Notes June 10, 2011

1964 James H. McCartney, a longtime Washington correspondent and columnist who specialized in foreign affairs and defense policy, died at his home in Florida on May 6th from cancer. He was 85. During 33 years as a Washington journalist, he … Read more