Archive: Feb 2018

“Journalistic Solidarity Can Move Mountains”

Live @ Lippmann February 26, 2018

Elena Milashina, who studied music in college, planned to write about arts and culture when she was hired by Novaya Gazeta (“New Newspaper”) in 1997. Instead, she became an investigative journalist for the paper, reporting on the Russian government’s role … Read more

Identifying Mexico’s Missing Persons: Sandra Barrón Ramírez, a 2017 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow, is designing a universal data standard to organize information about missing persons in Mexico

By Niemans @ Work February 12, 2018

In February 2015, Justicia Cotidiana (“Everyday Justice”) hosted a hackathon for journalists, developers, and designers in Mexico City, Mexico. It was there that I first heard the term “black figure” to refer to the disparity between the … Read more

The Science of Journalism

By Sounding February 8, 2018

I came into journalism in a roundabout way. I was a voracious reader as a child, growing up in middle-class Nairobi, partly as a retreat from a difficult home situation as my parents’ marriage broke down. I spent hours poring over world maps, absorbing obscure facts from encyclopedias, and reading all manner of novels from Dickens classics to Sweet Valley High. Read more