Location: Hartford, Conn.
About the News Organization: The Associated Press is a global news agency that began 172 years ago as a cooperative of five New York City newspapers. With 263 locations in more than 100 countries, AP provides journalism to roughly 15,000 media outlets around the world. AP sets standards for ethics and excellence, and has won 52 Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2016 gold medal for Public Service for an investigation into labor abuses in the seafood industry, reports that freed more than 2,000 slaves. AP’s seven news bureaus in the northeast U.S. provide vital local and regional news to 378 newsrooms.
About the Position: The Report for America corps member will be placed in the Connecticut state capitol alongside our veteran statehouse staff, with a mission of looking at criminal justice issues across the state, including issues of poverty, race and changing policy on who is prosecuted, how they are incarcerated and how politics in Trump’s America are influencing those trends. The reporter will have access to colleagues on our national state government reporting team, data experts and a network of colleagues with deep experience reporting on government. AP’s team of reporters in Washington, D.C. will also help the reporter understand the connections between state and local trends. The reporter will produce a balance of spot news and enterprise work, with an emphasis on data-driven stories that can be distributed to AP customers around the state.
Preferred Skills: Data journalism
Application Deadline: February 8 at 11:59pm ET
Start Date: June 1
Contract Period: One year (12-months) with the possibility of a second year renewal