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

164 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


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

Associated Press (Connecticut, New York)
Block Club Chicago 
Boise State Public Radio (Idaho) 
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (Puerto Rico) 
Chalkbeat (New Jersey) 
Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia) 
The Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) 
Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) 
Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio) 
Detroit Free Press (Michigan) 
El Nuevo Herald (Florida) 
Forum of Fargo-Moorhead (North Dakota) 
Honolulu Civil Beat (Hawaii) 
KUER (Utah) 
Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky) 
Malheur Enterprise (Oregon) 
Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting 
Sacramento Bee (California) 
Spectrum News TV Buffalo 
Spokesman-Review (Washington) 
St. Louis Public Radio (Missouri) 
The Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)
The Advocate (Louisiana) 
The City (New York) 
Texas News Hub 
WCAI (Massachusetts) 
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism 
Yellowstone Public Radio (Wyoming)

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.

The Report for America Podcast is about reporting on the front lines of the country’s most urgent issues, including immigration, criminal justice and income inequality. Subscribe to The GroundTruth Podcast.