Books

For Online Publications, Data Is News

By Books March 24, 2015

The Texas Tribune launched in late 2009 with a newsroom of veteran journalists and rising stars. And while that respected crew of reporters, editors, and columnists would go on to unearth their share of political scoops, it wasn’t traditional reporting … Read more

Like Father, Like Daughter

By Books September 11, 2014

The following is an excerpt from Will Steacy’s “Deadline.” Perhaps like many children of newspaper reporters, I came to understand small pieces of my father’s job before the full picture of what he did came into focus. I knew … Read more

Looking Up

By Books September 11, 2014

To accompany an excerpt from Will Steacy’s “Deadline,” Nieman Reports asked longtime Philadelphia Inquirer staffer Dan Biddle, a 1990 Nieman Fellow, to summarize the paper’s recent history and its current state: Things are going to get worse before they … Read more

In Praise of Digital

By and Books July 17, 2014

Since its publication in 2001, “The Elements of Journalism” has been the industry-standard text on the ethics and practice of journalism. In this edited excerpt from the third edition, published this past April, co-authors Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel … Read more

A Native of Nowhere

By Books January 29, 2014

Nathaniel Nakasa left Harvard in the spring of 1965 ambivalent about his experience as a Nieman Fellow. According to his biographer Ryan Brown, he found studying race as an academic subject immensely frustrating. Read more