I’m Nina Martin, ProPublica’s new reporter covering gender and sexuality issues. (You can read my first story, on the impact of the Walmart discrimination case, here.) It’s a topic I’m passionate about, and it’s been a major theme in my work as a writer and editor for many years. My background spans newspapers (The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune), legal journals, health and parenting magazines, and most recently, San Francisco magazine, where I wrote and edited pieces about everything from wrongful convictions to same-sex marriage.
My wide-ranging experience informs how I view this new beat for ProPublica. I am interested in how gender and sexuality issues intersect with the legal system, the health care system, the education system, the political system, the economy, the military, and everything in between. I also want to hear from you. What topics in gender and sexuality do you think deserve more coverage? Head over to ProPublica’s Reddit page, InvestigateThisNews, and let me know what issues you care about.
P.S. I’m based in Berkeley, CA, but I’m interested in stories in every part of the country.
I’m excited to get started—please send ideas and feedback!