ON THE GROUND IN PUERTO RICO
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.
165 newsrooms will be hosts to 250 Report for America journalists based in 46 states and Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
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
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.
Report for America recruits bring skills, new perspectives and passion to participating newsrooms.
These articles provide ‘ground truth’—a sense of place, a feeling for life in the community and a view from the ground.
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