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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

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