Explore Harvard's Nieman network Nieman Fellowships Nieman Lab Nieman Reports Nieman Storyboard

Contributor Archives: Chris Jones

Storytelling is magic

Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, Romania’s Decât o Revistă magazine attracted a crowd of writers, editors, photographers and designers to its third annual “Power of Storytelling” conference, in Bucharest. The conference, under the leadership of Cristian Lupsa, a 2014 Nieman Fellow and Decât o Revistă‘s editor, has featured accomplished, creative storytellers such as Evan Ratliff (The Atavist), Mike [...]

“Why’s this so good?” No. 4: W.C. Heinz on Air Lift, son of Bold Venture

On a rainy afternoon in 1949, W.C. Heinz watched a beautiful young horse break its leg and then get shot in the head. And then he sat down and wrote about it for the readers of the New York Sun, ordinary men and women, commuters and shoeshine kids. More than 60 years after it was [...]