Nieman Notes

Reading Between the Lions

By Nieman Notes September 15, 2000

We had just finished up work on a film tracking a homeless couple over five years of their remarkable and disturbing lives. The resulting documentary won a bucketful of awards and was seen by fewer people on PBS than I … Read more


By Nieman Notes June 15, 2000

Bill Kovach received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University March 9, 2000. Here are excerpts from his speech. Let me begin with full disclosure. The truth … Read more

The Scandal: Coverage from the Heartland

By Nieman Notes December 15, 1998

After spending nearly 30 years encased in the self-absorption of Washington and international reporting as a diplomatic reporter for the Associated Press and foreign correspondent for The Los Angles Times, there was something refreshing about being in a part of … Read more