Journalist Safety: U.S. midterm elections

In the lead-up to the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, CPJ has created and gathered a range of resources for journalists who are reporting on the elections and related political events.

Journalists covering elections and political rallies in the U.S. in recent years have been subjected to online and verbal harassment and even physical assault, CPJ has found.

If you are a journalist covering the midterm elections and you would like to speak with someone about a workshop, online harassment or your digital safety, please email [email protected].

A broadcast journalist sits in front of lights ahead of a presidential debate in September 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Find legal resources for journalists

  • Contact the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press legal hotline at 1-800-336-4243, hotline@, or online here.