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Documenting the Orangeburg Massacre

By Books September 15, 2003

At 10:33 p.m. on the night of February 8, 1968, eight to 10 seconds of police gunfire left three young black men dying and 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. Exactly 33 years … Read more

Fall 2003: Introduction

By Features September 15, 2003

Black and white journalists, at times working as colleagues, at other times separately, have produced the first draft of our nation’s difficult history of race relations. In this issue of Nieman Reports, journalists examine reporting at the intersection of black and white America and look at the racial conditions, climate and conversations in newsrooms. – Melissa Ludtke, Editor Read more

1962: The Reporter in the Deep South

By Opinion December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the April 1962 issue of Nieman Reports.] In “Absolom, Absolom!,” one of William Faulkner’s great Gothic novels of Yoknapatawpha county, Quinten Compson goes to Harvard and is questioned endlessly by his Canadian roommate and others: … Read more