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Amplifying Women’s Voices Online

By Nieman Notes December 11, 2014

Flashback one week: It’s December 3. I’m watching three commentators lead their communities in discussing a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers in the death of a man from Staten Island named Eric Garner. They are journalists … Read more

Remembering William Worthy

June 3, 2014

William Worthy, who fought with the government over reporting trips to China, Cuba and Iran, died at a nursing home in Massachusetts on May 4. He was 92. It was during his Nieman Fellowship in 1956-1957 that Worthy, a reporter … Read more

A Day When Nothing Dramatic Happened

By April 7, 2014

Our Nieman class, arriving in the fall of 2006, had a contingent of journalists who came to leafy, placid Cambridge from covering Iraq and Afghanistan. For them, the year was in large part about getting distance from war. Not having … Read more

Master of the Craft

By Features February 19, 2014

Through his scrupulously researched books chronicling the rise to power of President Lyndon Johnson and New York urban planner Robert Moses, Robert A. Caro, NF ’66, set a new standard for political biography. Almost 40 years into his multi-volume … Read more

Stand and Deliver

By Journalist’s Trade February 6, 2014

So, what’s your story?” asked Lea Thau, creator of “The Moth Radio Hour.” “I understand you came from Mexico as a young kid.” Thus began a series of questions to figure out whether I had a story to tell … Read more

Paul Salopek, NF ’12

By 75th Anniversary September 20, 2013

A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who has canoed through rebel-controlled regions of the Congo, Salopek is walking across the world, tracing the path of the first human diaspora out of Africa I was plodding in tight circles in the Ethiopian … Read more

Gene Roberts, NF ’62

By 75th Anniversary September 18, 2013

Roberts worked as a reporter in North Carolina before becoming the chief Southern and civil rights correspondent for The New York Times after his Nieman year. He is co-author of Pulitzer winner “The Race Beat: The Press, the … Read more