Nieman 80: People

Jassim Ahmad, NF ’17

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

I have sampled a lot of virtual reality (VR) that has left me feeling confused and frustrated. Then I discovered “Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness.” It centers on the audio diaries of John Hull as he recounts … Read more

Subina Shrestha, NF ’17

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them Growing up in Nepal under the autocratic monarchy I did not know that journalists could tell stories about underdogs. The government only broadcast … Read more

Eli Reed, NF ’83

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

My appreciation for the long-form photographic essay began with work published in Life magazine. A number of photo essays captured my attention. Two by legendary Life photographer W. Eugene Smith pushed me beyond the obvious surface of life. The first, … Read more

Rami Khouri, NF ’02

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

I first read Jeffrey Fleishman’s 2007 article about poor roof dwellers in Cairo nearly 10 years after he wrote it, while I was teaching a course at the American University of Beirut on narrative reporting and the legacy of Anthony … Read more

Michelle Boorstein, NF ’17

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

I read “Next of Kin” in 2002 and it changed my sense of what is possible in journalism. After reading it, I became a fanatic follower and student of David Finkel’s writing, past and … Read more

Joshua Prager, NF ’11

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

The New York Times critic A.O. Scott once observed that great novels often “blend private destinies with public events.” So too with great nonfiction; it was the private sufferings of six Japanese survivors that enabled John Hersey to … Read more

Jeneé Osterheldt, NF ’17

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

It was all a dream. I used to read Word Up! Magazine. And The Source, Vibe, and XXL. Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them I hung pictures on my wall, tearing … Read more

Bruce Stannard, NF ’83

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

The America’s Cup in the summer of 1983 was not only the longest and most intensive assignment of my career—one that went on day and night for four months—but it entailed total immersion in a sporting, social, historical, and political … Read more

Nancy Webb, NF ’84

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them Growing up, I craved a more significant existence than seemed available in rural Kentucky. Climbing the ladder as a journalist, working far from home, I longed … Read more

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