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.”

1968: A Newspaper’s Role Between the Riots

By Opinion December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the June 1968 issue of Nieman Reports.] When the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders blamed white racism for the destructive environment of the ghettos, most of the immediate reaction was unfavorable. The charge evoked … Read more

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