Tomorrow, Storyboard and its sister Nieman Foundation outlets, Nieman Lab and Nieman Reports, will join journalists and writers the world over to honor the incredibly brave Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas on the one-month anniversary of his killing. It seemed the right time to publish this sentence, which proved hauntingly prophetic. But it revealed so many other things, including his resolve to keep reporting on the country’s drug cartels even while under that existential threat from them and a taste of black humor, which sometimes can be a comfort in a time of sorrow. (Read Ernesto Priego’s essay about Valdez and his translation of one of the journalist’s last interviews here. And join the effort to draw attention to the dangers Mexican journalists face by posting essays or Tweets with the hashtag #ourvoiceisourstrength and/or #nuestravozesnuestrafuerza.)

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