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Nina Bernstein, NF ’84

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

In 1992, Roy Gutman broke the story of Serbian-run concentration camps where mass executions took place, documenting their place in a campaign of murder, rape, and expulsion designed to eliminate Muslims from most of Bosnia. Nieman 80 … Read more

Emily O’Reilly, NF ’88

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

At first glance, “Lost Lives,” this extended piece of journalism in book form, looks like a simple list of names with some brief notes attached to each entry, but to me it is one of the most … Read more

Robert H. Giles, NF ’66

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

As World War II stretched into 1944, it became part of the daily ritual in our household on Cleveland’s west side to keep up with the war news in the town’s two newspapers, the Cleveland Press and the … Read more

Ray Jenkins, NF ’65

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

The 31,000-word article filled the entire Aug. 31, 1946 issue of The New Yorker magazine—the first anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb at the close of World War II. Although there was no advance … Read more

Christopher Weyant, NF ’16

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

It was the mid-1980s when I read my first Pat Oliphant cartoon. I was a teenager prowling around in the back of a dusty used bookstore searching for cartoons. Sandwiched in the art section were two small shelves that held … Read more

Clarence Jones, NF ’64

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

As a newspaper reporter, I looked down my nose at TV “talent” who called themselves journalists. My colleagues and I thought TV reporters were hired for their looks and their voices, and because they could read well what their producers … Read more

Stan Grossfeld, NF ’92

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

I can close my eyes and still see the classic W. Eugene Smith portrait of the mother bathing her daughter who was deformed by mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan. It is forever seared into my soul. Nieman 80 … Read more

Claudia Méndez Arriaza, NF ’12

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

When I read “Murder Comes for the Bishop” by Francisco Goldman, I was 22 and in my first year as a journalist. The criminal investigation and the trial following the murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera contained … Read more

Alex S. Jones, NF ’82

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

It was the mid-’60s and I was in college and a guy I had never heard of—an alumnus of my college [Washington and Lee University] as it happened—was coming to speak. He was a journalist from New York. I was … Read more