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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

Harald Pakendorf, NF ’69

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them Joe Lelyveld’s reporting for The New York Times—which he drew on for his book “Move Your Shadow”—brought home … Read more

Tara Pixley, NF ’16

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

“Beyond 7 Billion,” the Los Angeles Times’s five-part series, melds excellent writing with stunning visual journalism. It connects global overpopulation to terrorism, environmental collapse, starvation, politicization of birth control, and much more. I consumed … Read more

Tim Giago, NF ’91

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

The fever for gold caused the Lakota people’s loss of the Sacred Black Hills of South Dakota as well as the near destruction of the indigenous peoples of South and Central America and California. In Alaska during the … Read more

Paul Lieberman, NF ’80

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

Edgar Snow avoided grandiosity when he achieved one of the great scoops of the 20th century by hooking up with China’s Red Army in 1936. “I do not intend to pronounce the verdicts of history,” he said. Snow traveled by … Read more