Nieman 80: Power

Yvonne van der Heijden, NF ’86

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them The work that made a difference to me as a new journalist is “Der Aufmacher: Der Mann, der bei Bild Hans Esser war” (“Lead Story: The … Read more

Katherine Fulton, NF ’93

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them I have often been inspired by beautifully reported and written narrative histories that bring the “deeper news” to life. The one that made the greatest impact … Read more

Michael Fitzgerald, NF ’11

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

I discovered Dorothy Thompson when I needed something from the 1930s to fill out a class I was teaching on narrative reporting. Her reports on the rise of Hitler were on a list of the best works of 20th-century journalism. Read more

Dolly Katz, NF ’77

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

In an investigation published in 1972, the Omaha Sun, a weekly newspaper with not much money or staff, ferreted out the huge amounts of money Boys Town, a nonprofit to help at-risk boys, was collecting with its “he ain’t heavy, … Read more

Fungai Tichawangana, NF ’16

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

I grew up seeing Tony Namate’s cartoons, and when, around 1991, he started doing independent political cartoons and then joined the Daily News, his work took on a major significance—not just on how I viewed the corruption and impunity of … Read more

Naomi Darom, NF ’16

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

By the time I read “No Logo” in 2005 I had been working in advertising for five years, and came to question what my brain power was being used for. At the time I worked in a … Read more

Jason Grotto, NF ’15

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

One of the defining moments of my journalism career came when I read “The Great Tax Giveaway” by the legendary Philadelphia Inquirer reporting duo Don Barlett and James Steele. I was in graduate school at the time, … Read more

Jieqi Luo, NF ’15

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

“The Death of Detainee Sun Zhigang” from 2003 was such a tremendous benchmark, shiny and high, for Chinese journalism. The story led to the initiation of a civil movement calling for an end to a controversial law that authorized local … Read more

Carlos Eduardo Huertas, NF ’12

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

Like so many revolutionary entrepreneurial endeavors, CONNECTAS began in a basement. It was there in Lippmann House that I sketched out a work plan. The nonprofit CONNECTAS, launched in 2013, is now the main collaborative journalism platform … Read more

Laura Lynch, NF ’00

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them I first saw the magnificent three-part documentary series “The Champions” when I was in journalism school in Ottawa. It stood far apart from any other Canadian … Read more