Nieman 80

The Nieman 80

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

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Opinion: Ethics

When Is It OK for Journalists To Be Activists?

There are times when it’s not only ok but imperative for journalists to become active participants around issues

Opinion: Ethics

Give Back the Bracelet: Ali Watkins and the Ethics of Source Relationships

Adhering to bright ethical guidelines makes it easier to push back against unwelcome government intrusion into journalistic work


Six Journalism Startups Illustrating the Unique Pressures Driving Media Innovation in Europe

Capitalizing on the strengths of their smaller markets and the inexpensive cost of reaching audiences online, these innovative startups are cultivating specialties, offering ancillary services, and even becoming major media players in their respective markets


Four News Startups Trying To Improve Civic Discourse

At a time of polarization, journalists, entrepreneurs, and technologists are building platforms aimed at fostering understanding of opposing viewpoints

Opinion: Trust and the Media

Why CALmatters Created Its Own Midterm Election Guide

At a time when the media is struggling to regain public trust, a nonpartisan voter guide could help

Opinion: Ethics

What the IG Report on the Clinton Email Investigation Means for Journalists

Traditional journalistic structures were used against our democracy in the 2016 election. We can’t let it happen again

Why Local Journalism Makes a Difference

At Global Press Journal, speaking the local languages and understanding local customs is key to telling culturally appropriate stories


The End of the Ad World as We Knew It

In “Frenemies,” media reporter Ken Auletta examines the collateral damage wrought by an age of consumers living an ad-free existence


Murder and the Making of a Journalist

In “My Brother Moochie,” Issac J. Bailey investigates the murder his oldest brother committed and comes to terms with difficult truths


Critics and Online Outlets Leading the Vanguard in Arts Writing

From heady journals to Tumblr manifestos, innovation in art criticism is happening outside the mainstream

Hyperallergic, at Age 9, Rivals the Arts Journalism of Legacy Media

The online outlet was ranked highly in a survey of 300 arts journalists