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“It Is Really Hard to Know What is Real”

By October 16, 2018

They are not subscribing to newspapers. They are not watching television news. They seem to be on social media apps pretty much constantly, without much regard for the “grown-up” world of politics and policy. Perhaps, they are just, well, news-less. Read more

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By Books October 1, 2018

It once seemed to take a million moving parts to put out a newspaper—a real, printed-on-paper edition of, say, The New York Times, the Herald Tribune or Le Monde. It was an overwhelmingly analog and artisanal process, born … Read more

The Nieman 80

Nieman 80 September 20, 2018

On the 80th anniversary of the Nieman Foundation, Nieman Fellows reflect on the journalism that’s left an indelible mark on them and their careers Read more

Abdul Waheed Wafa, NF ’11

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them My childhood in Afghanistan coincided with a communist regime under which we had access only to government-sponsored media, including TV, radio, and a couple of newspapers—all … Read more

Bill Marimow, NF ’83

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them When I first read this front-page dispatch by Sydney H. Schanberg of The New York Times in May 1975, I was covering the labor … Read more

Rick Tulsky, NF ’89

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them In 1985 I encountered a book unlike anything I had ever read. “Common Ground” by J. Anthony Lukas, NF ’69, took a critical … Read more

Jassim Ahmad, NF ’17

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

I have sampled a lot of virtual reality (VR) that has left me feeling confused and frustrated. Then I discovered “Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness.” It centers on the audio diaries of John Hull as he recounts … Read more