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

Sooner Sounds Better

By Books 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

The Next Journalism’s Objective Reporting

By Opinion December 15, 2004

Listen up, young journalists. Here’s some bad news from an old-timer: The economic basis for the detached, aloof-observer model of journalism that my generation built is crumbling fast. The good news: You get to invent the next journalism. The old … Read more

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