Archive: Sep 2014

Doing My Own Thing

By Sounding September 11, 2014

Iwas 5 or 6 years old when my mother, a great lover of Nigerian folklore, told me a story from one of the oldest tribes in my country. In my mother’s telling, the market woman named Emotan became a … Read more

Margaret Low Smith

By Diversity September 11, 2014

Related Article Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leaders PLUS Read more stories from prominent female leaders I grew up thinking that anything was possible for women. Newsrooms are inherently aggressive, … Read more

Behind the Data Curtain

By Niemans @ Work September 11, 2014

In my first reporting job out of college, I traveled across Communist Eastern Europe and wrote travel guidebooks. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, I obtained my secret police file, which showed that Stasi agents had trailed me … Read more

Charlotte Hall

By Diversity September 11, 2014

Related Article Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leaders PLUS Read more stories from prominent female leaders Women need to be models, models to other women but they need to mentor … Read more

Susan Goldberg

By Diversity September 11, 2014

Related Article Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leaders PLUS Read more stories from prominent female leaders We were in better shape 10 years ago than we are now. The first … Read more

Julia Turner

By Diversity September 11, 2014

Related Article Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leaders PLUS Read more stories from prominent female leaders I think we’re in the middle of a sea change, in journalism and in … Read more

Caught in the Crossfire

By Niemans @ Work September 11, 2014

Over the past year, Holly Williams, NF ’08, a correspondent for CBS News, has covered conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine. Earlier this summer she made her first trip to Gaza: On my eighth morning in Gaza, I woke up … Read more

Kate O’Brian

By Diversity September 11, 2014

Related Article Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leaders PLUS Read more stories from prominent female leaders Places that are willing to be flexible in how people work—for both men and … Read more

“Thick Files and a Long Memory”

By Features September 11, 2014

Henry Constantin was a 22-year-old journalism student at a Cuban university in 2006 when he proposed a thesis critical of the country’s brand of reporting. He was promptly kicked out of the university. Two years later, he was … Read more

Like Father, Like Daughter

By Books September 11, 2014

The following is an excerpt from Will Steacy’s “Deadline.” Perhaps like many children of newspaper reporters, I came to understand small pieces of my father’s job before the full picture of what he did came into focus. I knew … Read more