Naka Nathaniel is a multimedia journalist for The New York Times, based in Los Angeles. After graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, he joined The New York Times as an intern. At The Times he became a leader in the new media revolution that brought audio and video to the paper's Web site. Since 2003, Nathaniel has collaborated with Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, traveling to such places as Kuwait in the days leading up to the war in Iraq, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to report on proposed oil drilling, and Darfur to tell the region’s stories of genocide. His video work has also appeared on such television news outlets as Anderson Cooper 360° and in the Darfur documentary, Sand and Sorrow, which appeared on HBO in December 2007. His most recent Times reporting trip to the south of Sudan in March will be his last. Nathaniel has decided to end his 13-year career with The Times in May and plans to work with students, helping them develop their web journalism techniques.
Interview by Michael Werner
Videography by Katie Campbell
This was published in the spring of 2008 on Etude at http://etude.uoregon.edu/spring2008/naka/