Local journalism, national service

Report for America expands into 200-plus local newsrooms with 300 journalists; nearly half are journalists of color


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

Become a Corps

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

Philanthropy fuels Journalism

A key function of Report for America is to unlock millions of dollars in U.S. philanthropy to help America's decimated local news ecosystems. In 3 years, more than $15 million has been generated for Report for America newsrooms. Join our mission today.

Reporting with Real Impact

K. Sophie Will’s investigation into transportation issues in southern Utah found that Zion National Park was engaged in a losing battle for federal funding to replace aging shuttler buses—with no explanations. Her reporting helped lead to a $33M commitment from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

K. Sophie Will

K. Sophie Will

Report for America corps member, The Spectrum

Amelia Ferrell Knisely wrote about how COVID-19 made child hunger worse in the state and that CARES money for food relief hadn’t been allocated—despite claims by the governor. Less than a month later, the WV Department of Agriculture announced that food banks would receive $24M.

Amelia Ferrell Knisley

Amelia Ferrell Knisley

Report for America corps member, Mountain State Spotlight

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 nonprofit and for-profit organizations, daily and weekly newspapers, digital only newsrooms, TV and radio stations. They’re in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Guam.

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 Report for America Podcast

Listen now!

Pandemic. Protests. America is on a journey into the unknown. Let our corps members guide you on this voyage. Be sure to subscribe to the GroundTruth Podcast and listen here.

Meet our Corps Members

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