Nieman Reports

Fall 2001

The Documentary and Journalism: Where They Converge

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At a time when so much of journalism is quicker, shorter and hyped to grab the public’s presumed short-attention span, the documentary—with its slower pace and meandering moments—is finding receptive audiences in many old places and some new ones as well. In this issue of Nieman Reports, we’ve asked those who document our world to explore how their work converges with ours. How is what they do related to journalism? And what does the documentary form allow its adherents to do in reporting news or exploring issues that other forms of journalism do not?

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The Documentary and Journalism

Fall 2001: Introduction

By The Documentary and Journalism September 15, 2001

At a time when so much of journalism is quicker, shorter and hyped to grab the public’s presumed short-attention span, the documentary—with its slower pace and meandering moments—is finding receptive audiences in many old places and some new ones as well. In this issue of Nieman Reports, we’ve asked those who document our world to explore how their work converges with ours. How is what they do related to journalism? And what does the documentary form allow its adherents to do in reporting news or exploring issues that other forms of journalism do not? Read more

Radio and the Internet

Photography and the Written Word

Moving Pictures: Television and Film

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Publisher
Bob Giles
Editor
Melissa Ludtke
Assistant Editor
Lois Fiore
Editorial Assistant
Paul Wirth
Design Editor
Deborah Smiley
Business Manager
Cheryl Scantlebury
Cover Story
Afghanistan, 1998. A young man on the doorstep of a tea house. Chris Steele-Perkins/ Magnum Photos.©

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