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1986: The Us-First Syndrome

By Features 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 Journalist’s Trade 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