Every month, our Report Local newsletter delivers a round-up of impactful journalism to your inbox. With stories from Report for America corps members plus examples of significant public service journalism from local news organizations across the country, Report Local showcases and celebrates the power and promise of local news.
In our inaugural issue, we highlight Michelle Liu’s reporting that uncovered a spike in the number of inmate deaths in Mississippi prison facilities. Her reporting revealed that prison deaths were up by 10 percent. We also highlight Obed Manuel reflecting on landing his first front-page story in the Dallas Morning News in an “On the Ground” essay, and reporting from Mallory Falk and Carlos Ballesteros. And read about the photojournalism training from Eric J. Shelton as part of his service project and a Q&A with Will Wright.
In the local journalism section, we highlight powerful and impactful stories from Keri Blakinger at the Houston Chronicle, NorthJersey.com and USA Today New Jersey and more.