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Articles from Nieman Reports (September 22, 2016)

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"The bravest man I ever met": Judy Nicol Havemann, NF '80, describes how Robert Timberg "changed many minds, including mine". Obituary 457
"The mind of South Africa": Daniel Berger, NF '63, recalls the South African journalist who found common ground with Nieman Fellows from the American South. Berger, Daniel In memoriam 436
A better adapter: Bill Church, NF 16, seeks to join core values and new approaches as he guides newsrooms toward reinvention. Interview 360
Access, accountability reporting and Silicon Valley: with the lines between media firms and tech firms blurring, coverage of the tech sector presents one of the most profound accountability challenges in modern journalism. Lafrance, Adrienne Essay 5140
All journalism is local: to get beyond celebrity- and pundit-driven news, newsrooms need to become civic reactors--hubs of community information and activity. Mele, Nicco 822
At the hinge of history: Floyd McKay, NF '68, draws on his newsman days for a book about an era that transformed the state of Oregon. 407
Breaking through barriers: Andrea McCarren, NF '07, finds a four-legged friend is an asset for her reporting. 462
Closing gaps in the name of democracy: making improvements in polling, news literacy, and the use of technology is urgent. Osnos, Evan 1075
Collaborative media partnerships can help rebuild local and regional journalism: restoring credibility for journalism must include rebuilding the capacity for journalists to work within the communities they cover. Young, Jeff 316
Creating community-centered, not candidate-centered, narratives: at the local level, the media need to convene the conversation. Jurkowitz, Mark 978
Crowdfunding the news: crowdfunding's financial contribution to news is still meager, but journalists are finding that crowdfunding can bring what Google and Facebook so often take away: the crowd and the funding. Bullard, Gabe 4952
Democracy at the dinner table: a photographer sees a disconnect between U.S. citizens and the government. Bruce, Andrea Essay 799
Earn back the right to serve as watchdogs: while demanding transparency from political leaders, we, as journalists, must hold ourselves accountable, too. Lewis, Matt K. Essay 1291
Four steps to strengthening journalism's role in our democracy. Oreskes, Michael Column 1405
Get serious about getting rid of fake news: hiring editors at Facebook is key to the health of our information ecosystem. Benton, Joshua 934
Introducing the 79th class of Nieman fellows: twenty-three journalists, including the first Nieman Fellow from Ukraine, are studying at Harvard for the 2016-17 academic year. List 731
Jill Abramson: "You've got to get a younger generation in the habit of reading that highest-quality jounalism": the former New York Times executive editor on why she admires BuzzFeed, misses Gawker, and the public holds the press in such low regard. Excerpt 1596
Journalists need to better explain what journalists do ... including me: if journalists don't inform the public about what we do and why, we're ceding the debate to those looking to vilify and delegitimize the press at a dangerous moment in history. Calderone, Michael 892
Let the interlopers in: a journalist without a college degree on the need for educational diversity in the newsroom. Marcum, Diana 1012
Looking for "whitelash": newsrooms need to see the connection between journalism, white anger, and the politics of racial resentment. Thomas, Wendi C. Column 588
Nieman's first Nobel: members of class of 1988 reflect on Nobel prize winner Juan Manuel Santos. 335
Predicting outcomes is not our job. Willey, Keven Ann Column 464
Relevance over reach, value over volume: notes toward an empathetic journalism for the right half of America. Jarvis, Jeff Column 456
Reporting for an oral culture. Allen, Danielle Column 963
Reporting on Islam: with Islam threaded through beats from foreign affairs to crime to education, journalists are stepping up efforts to provide nuanced coverage of Muslims and their religion. Power, Carla 4579
Seeking the ultimate complement: growth often comes not from providing better content, but from offering better and cheaper complements. Anand, Bharat Essay 1169
Shining a light on slavery and resegregation: the AP and Tampa Bay Times honored for their investigations. 311
Still an outsider in mainstream journalism: Trump's rhetoric forces us to redefine what it means to be a Latino and a professional journalist. Palos, Ricardo Sandoval Column 1135
The new wisdom of the crowd: in "The Content Trap: A Strategist's Guide to Digital Change," Harvard Business School professor Bharat Anand examines the importance of making connections as a key to success for media companies. Anand, Bharat Essay 1850
The power of oral history as journalism: first-person reports about Bill Cosby and Chernobyl bring new attention to an old form of storytelling. O'Brien, Keith 2855
The problem with polls isn't technological, it's political: as a matter of civic ethics and good governance, it's time to regulate the publication of pre-election polls. Lepore, Jill 553
The way forward: reflecting on this historic campaign and looking ahead to what newsrooms must do next. Lipinski, Ann Marie 769
What went wrong--and right--with campaign coverage: journalists still have a lot to learn, but are also producing some exemplary coverage to learn from. Bacon, Perry 975

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