Election '16: Lessons for Journalism
Nieman Reports’ ongoing series exploring political coverage in the age of Trump

As journalists continue to critique their coverage of the presidential election, Nieman Reports is publishing an ongoing series of articles exploring the issues, challenges and opportunities—from newsroom diversity to fake news to community news outlets—that will inform reporting going forward. Read more

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Opinion: Ethics

Why Coverage Must Reflect the Complexities of Race

Understanding—and reporting on—the nuances of race should be one of journalism’s top ethical concerns

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

To Restore Trust, Enhance Transparency

Make explaining how we do what we do an essential part of our journalism, not an afterthought


Political Journalism in a Networked Age

“Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State” examines the changing power dynamics between reporters and government

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

The Road to Better National Journalism Starts in Small Towns

The media would be better off with more journalists working outside the major cities

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

6 Things Journalists Can Do to Win Back Trust

Political consultant and Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Steve Jarding on measures the media can take to correct perceptions of bias

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Covering American Muslims—as an American Muslim

How journalists, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, can deepen coverage of American Muslim communities


The Future of Comments

With help from technology, third parties, and improved moderation, newsrooms are revamping comment sections and eyeing them as an integral part of their audience engagement strategies

Opinion: Tech

Why News Organizations Should Buy Twitter

Turning Twitter into a 21st-century wire service could solve journalism’s distribution problem and the social media platform’s revenue problem

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Inform, Expose, Fact Check, Explain

The managing editor of the Topeka Capital-Journal on how to respond to an increasingly skeptical public

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

What’s the Point of Editorials When Ideology Outweighs Facts?

The editor of Oklahoma’s Enid News & Eagle on why opinion pages must continue to stimulate civic—and civil—discourse

Opinion: Ethics

Should Newsrooms Follow Where WikiLeaks Leads?

Journalists need to broaden our understanding of ethics beyond individual stories

Design as a Driving Force for Audience Engagement

Valuing visual types in the newsroom has a good payoff