Summer-Fall 2018

Nieman 80: Journalism That Makes a Difference

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How are great journalists made? Often, it’s pieces of great journalism that help form them, influencing their lives or careers in an indelible way. To celebrate the Nieman Foundation for Journalism’s 80th anniversary in 2018, we asked Nieman Fellows to share works of journalism that in some way left a significant mark on them, their work or their beat, their country, or their culture. The result is what Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski calls “an accidental curriculum that has shaped generations of journalists”—a collection of 80 articles and investigations, books, photos, cartoons, podcasts, virtual reality installations, and more, works that have endured long after Niemans first read, listened, or viewed them. Niemans reflect on the 80 pieces of journalism that have influenced them most.

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From the Curator: The Nieman Foundation Celebrates 80 Years

Reconsidering Walter Lippmann

Re-examining Lippmann’s Legacy

By Features September 20, 2018

Walter Lippmann’s long and extraordinary career embodied what magazine magnate Henry Luce described as the “American Century.” Lippmann chronicled it, tried to understand it, and ultimately shaped American politics, diplomacy, and journalism. Read more

“Harvard Helped Form Lippmann’s Mind”

By September 10, 2018

It would be no surprise to be told that young Walter Lippmann conquered Harvard, conquered its challenges with his intelligence, ambition and wide-ranging curiosity. That one would expect. But he was also conquered by Harvard, both intellectually … Read more

The Nieman 80

The Nieman 80

Nieman 80 September 20, 2018

On the 80th anniversary of the Nieman Foundation, Nieman Fellows reflect on the journalism that’s left an indelible mark on them and their careers Read more


Ann Marie Lipinski
James Geary
Senior Editor
Jan Gardner
Editorial Specialist
Eryn M. Carlson
Permissions Assistant
Shantel Blakley
Research Assistant
Sonia Epstein
Production Assistant
Kerrie Kemperman
Banner Illustration
Edward Kinsella III

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