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Reporting at Risk

 

From Kashmir to Russia to Mexico and beyond, journalism is under threat. Reporters Without Borders estimates that nearly three-quarters of the 180 countries on its World Press Freedom Index either completely or partially block the work of newsrooms. The threats to journalists are physical, political and, especially under authoritarian regimes, increasingly existential. In our Reporting at Risk series, Nieman Reports is publishing essays by journalists who are managing to do vital independent reporting — often at great personal risk.

Threats to U.S. Democracy

For a responsible free press, guarding democracy is akin to “watching a leak.” Read more on how to cover threats to U.S. Democracy and what some newsrooms are doing to combat the issue.

Covering Gun Violence

Read more on how to produce trauma-informed reporting, cover mass shootings, and more on gun violence from Nieman Reports’ archive.

Diversity in Journalism

Most newsrooms think of diversity and inclusion work as an internal affair, but those efforts won’t succeed in a bubble. Read more on the importance of a diverse newsroom, diverse sourcing, and engagement tactics that reach a diverse audience from our archives.

Covering Women's Sports

Women’s sports have long been overshadowed by their male counterparts in media coverage. How can newsrooms produce better coverage of women’s sports? Read more on women’s sports coverage from Nieman Reports’ archive.