Archive: Dec 1999

1986: The Us-First Syndrome

By Journalism December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the Summer 1986 issue of Nieman Reports.] For whom do reporters write? For the readers? Well, yes and no. After two years inside a daily newspaper, I have concluded that among the hundreds of stories … Read more

1980: The New Reality

By First Amendment December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the Spring 1980 issue of Nieman Reports.] Martin Chuzzlewit, the hero of Dickens’s novel of that name, sails to the United States on a packet boat. As the boat reaches New York harbor, it is … Read more

1955: The Seven Deadly Virtues

By Objectivity December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the July 1955 issue of Nieman Reports.] …So revolutionary a change in the role of the American citizen was bound to have its effect on American newspapers. For many years we newspapermen had given the … Read more