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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

Amy Webb, NF ’15

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them By any measure, we are living through a golden age of journalism and the impact is palpable. But as we enter the third … Read more

Conroy Chino, NF ’84

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

Literature was my first love, but journalism fulfilled a purpose—the chance to right wrongs. I became aware of the visual power of television and the spoken word. I was influenced by the long-form pieces I saw on “60 … Read more

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

Robert Socha, NF ’17

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them “1920 Diary” by Isaac Babel has resonated with me for many years. Babel was a Russian-born journalist and writer of Jewish descent. At age 26 he … 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

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