Local journalism, national service

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

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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.

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.

Reporting with Real Impact

Samantha Hogan’s investigation uncovered sweeping errors in the financial oversight of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, revealing overbilling of up to $2.2 million by lawyers defending Maine’s poor. Her continued coverage has sparked multiple state investigations and public defense reform.

Samantha Hogan

Samantha Hogan

Report for America corps member
Maine Monitor

Alejandra Martinez covered a years-long battle to remove an illegal, 100-foot pile of industrial waste that towered over Floral Farms, one of Dallas’ poorest communities. Within weeks of Alejandra’s reporting, the county began hauling away the pile of hazardous and environmentally-harmful waste.

Alejandra Martinez

Alejandra Martinez

Report for America corps member
KERA/The Texas Newsroom

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
Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, IL
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 newsroom partners include nonprofit and for-profit organizations, daily and weekly newspapers, digital only newsrooms, TV and radio stations. They’re in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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.