Nieman Notes

Amplifying Women’s Voices Online

By Nieman Notes December 11, 2014

Flashback one week: It’s December 3. I’m watching three commentators lead their communities in discussing a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers in the death of a man from Staten Island named Eric Garner. They are journalists … Read more

Discovering His Voice

By Nieman Notes September 30, 2014

Television reporter and anchor Norman Robinson retired in June, ending a 42-year career in journalism. He spent the past 23 years at WDSU in New Orleans, where he was anchor of the evening news broadcast. Robinson got his start at … Read more

Crusader and Mentor

By Nieman Notes September 11, 2014

John Seigenthaler, NF ’59, who died July 11 at age 86, was a throwback to the crusading newspaper editor of legend. During his 39 years at The (Nashville) Tennessean—as reporter, editor, publisher and chairman—the newspaper drove criminal politicians from office, … Read more

Making Us Believers

By Nieman Notes September 11, 2014

Margot Adler, NF ’82, a longtime correspondent for NPR, died of cancer at her home in New York on July 28. She was 68. Adler joined NPR in 1979 as a general assignment reporter. She covered a wide variety of … Read more

Coming Home

By Nieman Notes September 9, 2014

Almost 50 years after Nat Nakasa, NF ’65, died and was buried 
in a New York cemetery, 
his remains have been brought back to South Africa. The repatriation fulfills not only Nat’s dream but the 
wish of a great … Read more

Boston Strong

By Nieman Notes July 17, 2014

A year ago, I was lapping up all Harvard had to offer, from poetry criticism with Helen Vendler to economic policy with Larry Summers. Even more compelling were my fellow fellows. Last April, with the daffodils and tulips in … Read more

Our Man in China

By Nieman Notes July 17, 2014

William Worthy, NF ’57, a foreign correspondent who fought with the U.S. government over reporting trips to China, Cuba and Iran, died at a nursing home in Massachusetts on May 4. He was 92. It was during his Nieman … Read more

Winter 2014: Class Notes

Nieman Notes January 31, 2014

Nieman Foundation curator Ann Marie Lipinski, NF ’90, welcomes attendees to the 75th anniversary dinner at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Lisa Abitbol Celebrating 75 yearsIn September, … Read more