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Like Father, Like Daughter

By Books September 11, 2014

The following is an excerpt from Will Steacy’s “Deadline.” Perhaps like many children of newspaper reporters, I came to understand small pieces of my father’s job before the full picture of what he did came into focus. I knew … Read more

Looking Up

By Books September 11, 2014

To accompany an excerpt from Will Steacy’s “Deadline,” Nieman Reports asked longtime Philadelphia Inquirer staffer Dan Biddle, a 1990 Nieman Fellow, to summarize the paper’s recent history and its current state: Things are going to get worse before they … Read more

In Beijing’s Newsrooms

By August 28, 2014

In the first three decades in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the journalists called their newspapers “loudspeakers” and “bulletin boards” of the Communist Party and the government. Newspapers were not newspapers in the Western sense. The foremost … Read more