Local journalism, national service

Journalists: Applications now open to become a Report for America corps member in 2021!

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

When Mara Abbott noticed that an energy company left Johnson County holding $11M worth of unpaid taxes after it went bankrupt, her investigation noted that the company’s actions were technically legal. This prompted the Wyoming legislature to take up the issue and try to fix the legal loophole. 

Mara Abbott

Mara Abbott

Report for America corps member, Buffalo Bulletin

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 46 states and Puerto Rico.

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.