The crisis in journalism has become a crisis for our democracy. 

We are calling on a new generation of journalists to serve in community news organizations across the country.

It is time to Report for America



Report for America is a new model to strengthen journalism, enrich communities, empower citizens and restore trust in media by developing and sustaining a new wave of journalists to serve local news organizations in under-covered corners of America.
Emerging journalists are selected by Report for America —based on their skill, character and commitment to public service journalism. These RFA corps members begin their journey with intensive training and workshops to prepare them for the year ahead. Local news organizations apply to host corps members in their newsrooms and deploy them to do critically important local journalism.
Want to help save democracy?


Join the Movement


RFA corps members will report in local newsrooms across America, including newspaper, radio, TV and digital outlets. If you want to answer a call of public service by reporting in a local community in America, join RFA and become a corps member.


If your newsroom wants to join the RFA movement, sign up here. As an RFA newsroom, you may host between one and five reporters for a year at a time, covering stories and beats, important to your community and that would otherwise go uncovered. 


If you would like to join RFA as a supporter, please let us know. We are looking to add to an already prominent list of foundations, academic institutions and individuals who will come together to make this ambitious national initiative possible.