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In Beijing’s Newsrooms

By August 28, 2014

In the first three decades in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the journalists called their newspapers “loudspeakers” and “bulletin boards” of the Communist Party and the government. Newspapers were not newspapers in the Western sense. The foremost … Read more

Stories of a Changing American South

By August 28, 2014

John Seigenthaler leaves in his wake a cadre of journalists—working with him, around him and for him over the past 75 years—whom he helped shape to understand that their work required a commitment to a set of standards. It required … Read more

Documentary Pioneer Robert Drew, NF ’55, Dies

August 28, 2014

Robert Drew, an innovator in broadcast journalism whose documentaries about John F. Kennedy helped define the cinéma vérité style of filmmaking, died on Wednesday at his home in Connecticut. He was 90. Before his Nieman Fellowship in 1955, Drew … Read more