Nieman Reports

Fall 2000

Photojournalism: Pondering the Power of Images and the Risks Taken by Those Who Make Them

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James Nachtwey’s book “Inferno” is a collection of 382 photographs depicting the horrific brutality and suffering of people who are entrapped by war, famine or political unrest. Its publication offers an opportunity to reflect not only on his extraordinary and courageous career as a photojournalist but on how, in this time of visual onslaught, images such as these are absorbed and their messages acted upon.

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Narrative Journalism

Fall 2000: Narrative Journalism Introduction

By Narrative Journalism September 15, 2000

Mark Kramer, who directs a narrative journalism conference each year at Boston University, opens our series of articles by asserting that “narrative writing is returning to newspapers.” The reasons are as simple as the lure of storytelling and as complex as the business environment in which newspapers struggle to survive. In this issue, newspaper writers and editors, television correspondents and anchors, journalism professors and physicians write about narrative’s revival in the telling of news. Their words speak of possibilities, but also warn of the need for caution. Read more

Talking About Narrative Journalism

Narrative Journalism September 15, 2000

Jack Hart [writing coach for The Oregonian]: We ran a narrative series last week about a basketball coach and his problems with crack cocaine. My girlfriend was at a meeting of women who were putting together an event to honor … Read more

Photojournalism

Fall 2000: Photojournalism Introduction

By Photojournalism September 15, 2000

James Nachtwey’s book “Inferno” is a collection of 382 photographs depicting the horrific brutality and suffering of people who are entrapped by war, famine or political unrest. Its publication offers an opportunity to reflect not only on his extraordinary and courageous career as a photojournalist but on how, in this time of visual onslaught, images such as these are absorbed and their messages acted upon. Read more

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Bob Giles
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Melissa Ludtke
Assistant Editor
Lois Fiore
Editorial Assistant
Adam Reilly
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Deborah Smiley
Business Manager
Cheryl Scantlebury
Cover Story
A Muslim man begs for his life as he is taken prisoner by Arkan’s Tigers during the first battle for Bosnia in March 1992. He was later thrown from a thirdstory window during interrogation. Photo by Ron Haviv/SABA.

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