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7 Lessons to Running a Successful Journalism Membership Program

Daily Maverick’s publisher and CEO on how membership can be a viable model for public interest journalism, even in a challenging environment like South Africa

Twitter Spaces

How Newsrooms Are Carving Out Democracy Beats

Journalists on the frontlines of the democracy beat joined Nieman Reports for a Twitter Spaces discussion on how newsrooms can report on threats to democracy

Sounding

Upending the Entrenched Power Dynamics in Journalism

Going beyond surface level diversity talk requires changing how we educate young journalists

Threats to U.S. Democracy

It’s Time for Newsrooms to Defend Democracy

Coverage of efforts to undermine free and fair elections will help determine the future of democracy, in the U.S. and around the world

Features

Political Coverage is Changing to Get Beyond ‘Us Versus Them’

A more nuanced depiction of voters and issues can help newsrooms better report on elections and political campaigns

Interview

“Democracy Has Never Been More Threatened”: Cleveland Plain Dealer Editor on Covering Trumpism and Advocating for a Free Press

Chris Quinn on why the newspaper declined to cover an Ohio Senate candidate’s rally and the dangers press restrictions place on a free society

Niemans @ Work

Building a Better Future for Our Information Spaces

Stefanie Friedhoff, NF ’01, has launched a new initiative to help address information gaps

Newsletter

Why Some Journalists Are Centering Trauma-Informed Reporting

From our August newsletter: How journalists can consider sources' mental health in their reporting

Features

Newsrooms Inside Refugee Camps: Reporting by Migrants, for Migrants

As more people are displaced from their home countries, newsrooms inside of refugee camps are popping up to give voice to these marginalized communities

Niemans @ Work

A “Fresh Start” Covering the Amazon

Fabiano Maisonnave, NF ’16, on the importance of reporting on the rainforest’s destruction

Niemans @ Work

The Justice Beat Goes Into ‘Overdrive’

Carrie Johnson, NF ’20, on covering the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s home

Opinion

Post-Roe, What Journalists Get Wrong about Adoption and Abortion — and How to Do Better

The way to write about adoption is to include everyone’s voices, including those of adoptees