Report for America places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities.

Become a Corps
Reporter

We are looking for talented, ethical, insanely hard-working, gutsy, open-minded, service-oriented journalists to inform communities and hold powerful institutions accountable.

Become a Host
Newsroom

We want to partner with local news organizations with excellent editing that are serious about addressing their coverage gaps. We find the reporting talent and pay part of their salary.

Journalists, apply now to be an RFA corps member!

Deadline: January 31. In demand: Spanish speakers, and beats including climate change, health, business and marginalized communities.

Announcing RFA host newsrooms for 2020-2021

165 newsrooms will be hosts to 250 Report for America journalists based in 46 states and Puerto Rico.

Reporting with Real Impact

Francisco Erwin Galicia, a U.S. citizen, had been detained by border patrol for three weeks without clear cause. RFA corps members Obed Manual broke the story, which went viral, landed Obed on CNN—and led to Galicia’s release a day later.

Obed Manual

Obed Manual

Report for America corps member

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After Will Wright’s reporting exposed that Eastern Kentucky families had no access to clean water because of chronic service outages, state officials agreed to spend $3.4 million to fix problems.

Will Wright

Will Wright

Report for America corps member

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Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, AK
Associated Press, 18 statehouses throughout U.S.
Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD
Casper Star-Tribune, Wind River Reservation, WY
Centro Del Periodismo Investigativo, San Juan, PR
Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, WV
Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, IL
Chico News & Review, Chico, CA
Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
Community Voice, Wichita, KS
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX
Delaware Public Media, Dover, DE
El Nuevo Herald, Miami, FL
FlintBeat.com, Flint, MI
Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA
Houston Public Media, Houston, TX
Iowa Public Radio, Des Moines, IA
Kansas City PBS, Kansas City, MO
Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville, KY
KUER, Salt Lake City, UT
La Noticia, Charlotte, NC
Miami Herald, Miami, FL
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI
New Mexico In Depth, Rio Rancho, NM
Oklahoma Watch, Oklahoma City, OK
South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Vermillion, SD
Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL
Times-Picayune and The Advocate, New Orleans, LA
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, MI
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC

Our Newsroom Partners

Participating newsrooms partners include non-profit and for-profit organizations, daily and weekly newspapers, digital only newsrooms, TV and radio stations. They’re in 46 states and Puerto Rico.

Meet our Corps Members

Report for America recruits bring skills, new perspectives and passion to participating newsrooms.

On the Ground: Reporter Dispatches

These articles provide ‘ground truth’—a sense of place, a feeling for life in the community and a view from the ground.

On the Ground with Reportfor America Podcast

COMING EARLY 2020

The Report for America Podcast is about local reporting on the front lines of the country’s most urgent issues — from immigration to criminal justice to income inequality. To get the latest updates, Subscribe to the GroundTruth Podcast.