Newsroom applications are now open!

Apply to host one or more emerging journalists through Report for America for 2020-2021. Deadline: September 30.

For 2019, we placed 60 extraordinary journalists in 50 newsrooms spanning 28 states and Puerto Rico to help news organizations report on under-covered topics and communities. (We pay half their salary; newsrooms and local donors pay the other half.) Newsrooms include Pulitzer Prize winning newspapers, public radio stations, digital-first non-profit outlets, the Associated Press, weekly papers, ethnic news organizations, and a local TV station. For 2020-21, we aim to field 250 journalists. We’d love to partner with your newsroom.

Reporters: the application window opens for corps members in early December, 2019.

Meet the 2019-20 Corps

Incredible journalists, plus two Olympians, a former high school teacher and pediatrician. Meet them here.


The crisis in journalism has become a crisis for our democracy.

We are calling on a new generation of journalists to serve in community news organizations across the country.

It is time to Report for America.

Join the Movement


RFA corps members report in local newsrooms across America, including newspaper, radio, TV and digital outlets. They report on under-covered issues and communities.


RFA newsrooms host between one and five reporters for a year at a time, covering stories and beats important to their community and that would otherwise go uncovered.


If you would like to donate, click here.  Or explore the other ways you may be able to help support Report for America. RFA is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.