GIJC17 Voices is a series of short interviews with some of the top investigative journalists from around the world.
Ron Nixon is The New York Times’s homeland security correspondent. He is based in the Washington bureau, where he covers border and aviation security, immigration, cybercrime and cyber security, and violent extremism.
He joined The Times in 2005, covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and federal efforts to help rebuild the area, for the Times business desk. In 2008, he helped cover the financial crisis. He later joined the Washington bureau as an enterprise reporter focusing on congressional earmarks, federal contracting and the impact of regulatory policies on regular Americans. He has reported from Rwanda, Uganda, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He’s the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa’s Global Propaganda War and the visiting associate for Journalism and Media Studies at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.