Archive: Sep 2013

1939: Seminars

By Present at the Creation September 20, 2013

Writing in the Spring 1989 issue of Nieman Reports, Louis M. Lyons, NF ’39, explained the weekly seminar series added during his Nieman year The dinner guests [curator Archibald] MacLeish coaxed to Cambridge that year were distinguished and the … Read more

1939: Dinners

By Present at the Creation September 20, 2013

In an interview published in the 1986 book, “Archibald MacLeish: Reflections,” the Foundation’s first curator described the origins of the regular Nieman dinners, which eventually evolved into seminars and, ultimately, into Soundings “Professors were falling over themselves to … Read more

William Marimow, NF ’83

By Nieman Moments September 20, 2013

Marimow, in his second stint as editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, received the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1985 for his stories about the Philadelphia Police Department K-9 unit. After his exposé revealed that city police dogs had … Read more

Paul Salopek, NF ’12

By Nieman Moments September 20, 2013

A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who has canoed through rebel-controlled regions of the Congo, Salopek is walking across the world, tracing the path of the first human diaspora out of Africa I was plodding in tight circles in the Ethiopian … Read more

Ying Chan, NF ’96

By Nieman Moments September 20, 2013

Founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, Chan has reported from New York for the Daily News and NBC News as well as Chinese-language dailies … Read more