U.S. Press Freedom Tracker


Original analyses on press freedom trends and monthly incident roundups written by U.S. Press Freedom Tracker staff with features on First Amendment issues published by our partner organizations.


  1. A copy of the Capital Gazette is displayed in a newspaper box the day after a gunman killed five people and injuring several others at the publication's offices in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S., June 29, 2018.

    Capital Gazette newsroom targeted in mass shooting

    Nine journalists and two sales associates were present in the Capital Gazette newsroom when a gunman shot his way into the newspaper's offices. Five were killed: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

    Written by
    Stephanie Sugars