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Rick Tulsky, NF ’89

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them In 1985 I encountered a book unlike anything I had ever read. “Common Ground” by J. Anthony Lukas, NF ’69, took a critical … Read more

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

Harald Pakendorf, NF ’69

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them Joe Lelyveld’s reporting for The New York Times—which he drew on for his book “Move Your Shadow”—brought home … Read more

Tara Pixley, NF ’16

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

“Beyond 7 Billion,” the Los Angeles Times’s five-part series, melds excellent writing with stunning visual journalism. It connects global overpopulation to terrorism, environmental collapse, starvation, politicization of birth control, and much more. I consumed … Read more

Tim Giago, NF ’91

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

The fever for gold caused the Lakota people’s loss of the Sacred Black Hills of South Dakota as well as the near destruction of the indigenous peoples of South and Central America and California. In Alaska during the … Read more

Paul Lieberman, NF ’80

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

Edgar Snow avoided grandiosity when he achieved one of the great scoops of the 20th century by hooking up with China’s Red Army in 1936. “I do not intend to pronounce the verdicts of history,” he said. Snow traveled by … Read more

Lisa Stone, NF ’02

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

The April 2018 issue of Vanity Fair featured a photo of 26 Black women entrepreneurs—each of whom had raised more than $1 million in capital. I trace the origins of that historic photo to … Read more

Wahyu Dhyatmika, NF ’15

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

The mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-’66 left a deep mark on the nation’s collective psyche. Watching the documentary “The Act of Killing” about the atrocity when it was first screened in Indonesia in 2013, … Read more

Michael Petrou, NF ’18

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

Comic strips in the newspaper were my entry drug into journalism when I was a child in the 1980s. I then begin experimenting with baseball box scores, and by the time I was 11 or 12 I had … Read more

Megan O’Grady, NF ’12

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

When I met Brit Bennett, in 2016, it was to discuss her first novel, “The Mothers,” a Baldwin-inspired tale of the friendship between two Southern California girls growing up amid all kinds of absences. But Bennett, then … Read more