Philip Meyer

About Philip Meyer

Philip Meyer, a 1967 Nieman Fellow, is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of a self-published memoir, “Paper Route: Finding My Way to Precision Journalism.”

Undercovering the Sources of Racial Conflict

By September 25, 2014

Do today’s news media, legacy or digital, have what it takes to explore the underlying sources of racial conflict like the recent troubles in Ferguson, Missouri? There is plenty of historical precedent. The problem is finding and mustering the resources. Read more

Philip Meyer, NF ’67

By Nieman Moments September 24, 2013

A reporter in the Washington bureau of the Knight newspapers, Meyer arrived at Harvard to learn how to apply social science research to reporting. The result: The invention of precision journalism … Read more

Sooner Sounds Better

By Platform to Audience December 7, 2011

Recently I wrote a memoir with the working title "Paper Route: Finding My Way to Precision Journalism" and then I started looking for a publisher. One of my first stops was the website of Algonquin Books, a boutique publisher in … Read more

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