Woman raises her arm during a demonstration in Arkansas

Zaria McClinton, followed by Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey, leads a march away from the Arkansas State Capitol

Here are Nieman Reports’ top 10 stories, in terms of pageviews, for the year: 

10. How Journalists Can Address Mistrust in Pandemic Coverage and Help “Flatten the Curve”

Published: March 21, 2020 | While the coronavirus pandemic “seems to be offering new territory” for audience distrust, here are some strategies aimed at winning trust back.
By Melissa Bailey

9. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and One Journalist’s Painfully Honest Self-Examination on Racism

Published: May 29, 2020 | “No one in the United States is immune to the influence of white supremacy, not even a black Southerner like me.”
By Issac J. Bailey

8. Is Movement Journalism What’s Needed During this Reckoning over Race and Inequality?

Published: August 25, 2020 | A movement journalist examines what it means to engage with communities and challenge the status quo.
By Tina Vasquez

7. Audio Articles are Helping News Outlets Gain Loyal Audiences

Published: February 24, 2020 | How Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, and The Economist use audio to boost reach and retention.
By Gabe Bullard

6. COVID-19, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, and the Future of Local News

Published: March 24, 2020 | Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is doing what local journalists do every day: Give communities the honest, direct, and thoughtful facts they need during difficult times.
By Sarah Baird

5. Meet the New Black Press

Published: July 14, 2020 | How nimble, mission-driven outlets and a citizen-focused initiative are telling stories about — and for — Black communities.
By Deborah Douglas

4. Journalists Need to Remember that Not All News Readers are White

Published: September 1, 2020 | Audiences of national media have too long been presumed to be white. In this piece from our The Newsrooms We Need Now series, a New York Times editor argues it’s time to change that.
By Marc Lacey

3. How The Associated Press Plans to Report The Election Results

Published: October 13, 2020 | In this piece from our coverage of Election 2020, AP’s senior vice president and executive editor explains how the news agency calls races.
By Sally Buzbee

2. Before You Can Fix Your Newsroom, You Need to Fix Your Life

Published: September 9, 2020 | The senior vice president for news, opinion, and programming for CNN Digital, highlights actions journalists need to consider in order to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive newsrooms. This piece was part of Nieman Reports’ The Newsrooms We Need Now series.
By S. Mitra Kalita

1. Is Biden’s Stutter Being Mistaken for “Cognitive Decline”?

Published: March 11, 2020 | Biden’s verbal stumbles may be explained not by cognitive problems but by his lifelong battle with stuttering. Journalists should provide that context.
By Issac J. Bailey

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