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Gabe Bullard, NF ’15

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

Sometime around the point when “Saturday Night Live” did a parody of “Serial,” a joke passed among audio producers that “Serial” invented podcasts. It didn’t, of course, but in a lot of ways, it may as well … Read more

Ana Lourdes Cárdenas, NF ’01

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

Some stories endure, not simply because of the subject matter but for the depth of reporting and quality of writing. Sonia Nazario’s masterpiece “Enrique’s Journey” is without a question one of those stories. Nieman 80 More … Read more

Lolly Bowean, NF ’17

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

In her illustrious, richly crafted book “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Isabel Wilkerson brilliantly shows the journey that many African-Americans embarked on during the Great Migration. But it’s another Wilkerson work that I return to, over and over, as a … Read more

Lorie Conway, NF ’94

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

I had never heard of the musician Sixto Rodriguez before watching “Searching for Sugar Man,” the recipient of both the American Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the British Academy of Film and Television … 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