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Jerrold Schecter, NF ’64

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

When “Khrushchev Remembers” first appeared in Life magazine and as a Little, Brown book, in 1970, about five years after he was ousted from power and forced to live 20 miles outside Moscow in a fenced-in compound, the articles and … Read more

Anita Harris, NF ’82

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them A newly minted college grad, in 1970, I happened to catch a rerun of “Harvest of Shame” on TV while I was working … Read more

Mary Jordan, NF ’90

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

“Mrs. Kelly’s Monster” has never left me. “The heartbeat goes pop, pop, pop, 70 beats a minute.” Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them In his December 12, 1978 … Read more

Mary Meehan, NF ’16

Nieman 80: People September 20, 2018

At the Kentucky Derby women wear ridiculously elaborate hats and heels they regret within the hour. The horses are sleek and strong and beautiful. And, bonus, there’s always bourbon. When Seattle Slew won the … Read more

Chong-ae Lee, NF ’13

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

In 2001 I covered a story about an 8-year-old girl who had been raped by older boys in her neighborhood. It was then that I became aware how little I knew about what victims go through or how we as … Read more

Bill Kovach, NF ’89

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them Izzy Stone taught a generation of reporters the bedrock principle that a reporter should never start with the presumption that people in powerful positions tell the … Read more

Victor McElheny, NF ’63

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

A reporter’s fateful question on March 31, 1954 led to the story that had more influence on my lifetime of science reporting than any other. The answer, symbolizing an age driven by science, ricocheted around the world the next day. Read more

Wenxin Fan, NF ’16

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

The story “Who Owns Luneng?”, now back online, was censored immediately after Caijing Magazine published it in January 2007. At newsstands, the magazine was bought up not by readers, but by people who didn’t want others to read it. On … Read more

Maria Henson, NF ’94

Nieman 80: Race September 20, 2018

Having grown up in North Carolina and required as a child to learn the history of my state, I couldn’t help but be horrified upon learning of a bloody, national event left out of my schoolbooks. Nieman … Read more

Morton Mintz, NF ’64

Nieman 80: Power September 20, 2018

I began in journalism at The University of Michigan student newspaper and became a fan of investigative journalist I.F. Stone’s weekly newsletter and the way he mined government documents to break stories. After 12 years at two St. Louis newspapers, … Read more