One of the best things about the Nieman year thus far has been the Monday Soundings. Soundings are a long-standing Nieman tradition, where one of the Fellows tells his or her story. With 30 Nieman Fellows, from all over the world, it is obvious that we are all diverse with interesting backgrounds. The Soundings just prove it. Every Sounding so far has been an eye-opening experience, with each Fellow sharing stories about growth, triumph and sometimes heartache. Deep stuff every week. But the best part of the evening is always the dinner. For each Sounding, the honored Fellow is responsible for providing dinner, which is a meal generally from their home state, region or country. Interestingly, most of the early Soundings have been done by our International Fellows, so we have dined on food from Morocco, Peru, Iran and Argentina for example. Great stuff. Unfortunately, Soundings are off the record. So I can’t tell you what was said (except for stuff that might be public knowledge), but I will use the Soundings to introduce you to the Fellows and talk about my experiences with them. Mine is December 15.

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