Shira Springer, Nieman Reports

Shira Springer

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Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Shira:

As the World Changes, Sports Journalism Needs to Keep Meeting the Moment

One of the pandemic’s most significant sports moments took place before a nationally-televised basketball game on Aug. 4, 2020 on black t-shirts with bold white lettering. The all-caps message: “VOTE WARNOCK.” The t-shirt designers and wearers: WNBA players. At the time, Reverend Raphael Warnock was a little-known U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, polling a distant […] → Read More

The Boston Marathon Is More Than A Race — It's A Community. This Year, That's What I'll Miss Most

I love how the uphills and downhills provide a test that goes beyond 26.2 miles, writes Shira Springer. And I love that no matter how many times I run the course -- nine Boston Marathons to date -- it defies mastery. → Read More

With No Race On Patriots Day, Boston Athletic Association Plans For Late-Summer Marathon

Since the Boston Marathon was postponed until Monday, Sept. 14, the association and its partners have been tackling the many logistical issues involved in moving a major marathon from the spring to late summer. → Read More

Local Olympians and Paralympians Disappointed, But Relieved, At Olympics Postponement

Local athletes are among thousands worldwide with Olympic dreams deferred because of the coronavirus. → Read More

After Public Pressure, Jacobs Family Establishes Fund For TD Garden Workers

Attorney General Maura Healey had pointedly criticized the Jacobs family, which owns the Boston Bruins and the TD Garden, for not yet announcing financial support for game-day employees. → Read More

Tom Brady Is Bound For Tampa Bay

The NFL’s most successful quarterback is taking his talents to Florida’s west coast. Tampa Bay offered a good fit for the 42-year-old Brady, who plans to play until he’s 45. → Read More

More Than A Game: What’s Behind The High Cost Of Being A Sports Fan

To understand why it costs so much to be a fan, we asked top executives from the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins for their perspective. We also asked fans whether they think it’s worth it. → Read More

5 Things To Consider About Tom Brady And His 'Hopefully Unlikely' Retirement

Moving on? Speculation swirls around the 42-year-old quarterback following Saturday's loss against the Tennessee Titans. Here’s 5 things to consider about Brady and what could be next for the quarterback. → Read More

Here are nine memorable stories in women’s sports in 2019

Some stories made international headlines. Some played out on a much smaller scale. → Read More

Des Linden, 2019 Champs Will Race In 2020 Boston Marathon

Linden plans to compete in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 29, then run the Boston Marathon barely seven weeks later. The 2019 open and wheelchair champions are among 15 others returning. → Read More

What needs to be done to grow women’s soccer?

After the Women’s World Cup, almost all the players who’ve thrilled in France will return to relatively anonymous soccer careers. → Read More

This Is It: The Bruins Gear Up For Game 7 In Boston

It's the first time Boston's hosted a Stanley Cup Game 7. A win would give the franchise its seventh championship. → Read More

The U.S. Women's National Team Isn’t The Only Team Fighting For Equality

It’s easy to get hyper-focused on the U.S. women, writes Shira Springer, but the World Cup is better with a global perspective -- when you see how growing parity on the field is being matched by growing candor off it. → Read More

5 Things To Know As The Bruins Face Off Against The Blues For The Cup

The Bruins are trying to join the Red Sox and the Patriots as reigning league champions. → Read More

The Bruins Head To The Cup Final With Goalie Rask In The Zone

The Stanley Cup Final starts Monday. And Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is playing the best hockey of his 12-year career. → Read More

How Should The NFL Handle The Robert Kraft Case?

Whatever the outcome in court, Kraft will still have to stand in judgment of the NFL. → Read More

Next Up For The Bruins: The Blue Jackets. Here's What You Need To Know

Here's a preview of Boston's second-round series against Columbus. → Read More

The 2020 Boston Marathon Will Have Divisions For Para Athletes

The new categories will give more athletes with impairments a chance to compete at a higher level. → Read More

Fenway's Mr. Fix-It Keeps The Old Ballpark Looking Like New

The toughest job at Fenway might belong to Donnie Gardiner. He’s its facilities superintendent. → Read More

The Crisis Of Confidence That Nearly Ended Des Linden's Running Career

Less than a year before Des Linden won the 2018 Boston Marathon, she nearly abandoned her running career. → Read More