Archive: Mar 2013

“What’s ‘All’?”

By March 28, 2013

Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press, speaking at the Nieman Foundation on March 27, 2013. Photo by Jonathan Seitz During a talk at the Nieman Foundation on March 27, 2013, Associated Press executive editor Kathleen … Read more

Anthony Lewis in Nieman Reports

March 26, 2013

Anthony Lewis, a former New York Times reporter and columnist, author, and longtime advocate for free speech and justice, has died at the age of 85. A Nieman Fellow in the class of 1957, Lewis was a constitutional law … Read more

Remembering Tony Lewis

By March 26, 2013

Tony Lewis was a welcome presence at Lippmann House. In my early years as curator, Tony would come by during orientation to help the international fellows understand the history and meaning of the First Amendment. He recognized that many of … Read more

Remembering Tony Lewis

By March 26, 2013

Anthony Lewis at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts in January 2013. Photo by Jonathan Seitz Tony Lewis was a welcome presence at Lippmann House. In my early years as curator, Tony would come by during … Read more

Jailed for Seeking Justice

By March 25, 2013

Beatrice Mtetwa visiting her old elementary school. Image taken from the film “Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law” “You know this has to be done, somebody has to do it, and why shouldn’t it be … Read more

Chinua Achebe: Unstoppable, Unbeatable

By March 22, 2013

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, author of “Things Fall Apart,” died on March 11. Photo by Craig Ruddle/The Associated Press The story of Africa and the insight many have into her traditions and customs is due largely … Read more

The Story Behind ‘Playing With Fire’

By March 15, 2013

In April 2011, Chicago Tribune reporter Patricia Callahan sat in a California Senate hearing, listening in rapt attention as burn surgeon David Heimbach described in excruciating detail how a seven-week-old baby girl had died after being burned by a pillow … Read more