2009 Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism: Telling True Stories in Turbulent Times


Kael Alford, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, is a documentary photographer and photojournalist whose work focuses on culture, politics, and societies in transition.

Rosita Boland, a feature writer for the Irish Times, has published two collections of poetry and two nonfiction books about Ireland, and is a 2009 Nieman Fellow.

Madeleine Blais, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is author of Uphill Walkers: Memoir of a Family, and a professor of journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Callie Crossley is a TV and radio commentator, a public speaker, moderator, blogger, and an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker.

Nell Lake is a freelance magazine writer and founding editor of the Nieman Narrative Digest.

Christine Larson is a writer, editor, and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, More, Redbook, and Parents.

Scott Martelle is a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and author of Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West.

Andrew Meldrum is a senior editor at GlobalPost. He was a 2008 Nieman Fellow, and prior to that reported from Zimbabwe for more than 20 years.

Gabriel Pasquini worked for two decades at newspapers and magazines and now teaches at La Nación/Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires. He has co-written several nonfiction books and is the author of a novel, La fé de los traidores.

Laura Read has written travel stories for the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, and Tahoe Quarterly.

Guy Raz is the NPR defense correspondent based at the Pentagon and a 2009 Nieman Fellow.

Andrea Simakis is a feature writer at the Cleveland Plain Dealer and a 2009 Nieman Fellow.

Chris Vognar reports on books, films, and music for the Dallas Morning News and is the 2009 Nieman Fellow in arts and culture.