Archive: Sep 2013

1989: The Hawk

By Present at the Creation September 11, 2013

Jonathan Seitz, Nieman Reports researcher/reporter, chronicles the fortunes of the “Santa Clara Hawk” To a first-time visitor, the statue of a hawk in front of the Nieman Foundation may seem out of place. It is carved from smooth, gray-black … Read more

1974: Soundings

By Present at the Creation September 11, 2013

Lois Fiore, hired in 1973 as assistant to curator James C. Thomson Jr., recalls the origins of the Sounding One of the things we told the Fellows—and, I’m sure, still do—is that among the most interesting people you’re going to … Read more

2008: Nieman Lab

By Present at the Creation September 11, 2013

Joshua Benton, NF ’08, recounts the origins of the Nieman Journalism Lab By the time I applied for a Nieman in 2007, the changes in America’s newsrooms were too real to put out of mind. While some argued that the … Read more

Keep Digging: Remembering Seamus Heaney

By September 11, 2013

Seamus Heaney at home in Dublin, 1996. Photo by Bobbie Hanvey/Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, John J. Burns Library, Boston College After his mother died in 1984, Seamus Heaney found solace in “Kaddish,” … Read more