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 significant public service journalism from local news organizations across the country, Report Local showcases and celebrates the power and promise of local news.
In Issue No. 8, we highlight the first story from corps member Olivia Riçhard, who landed a scoop on her first day for QCityMetro. We also feature news stories from corps member Samantha Hogan of Pine Tree Watch and ongoing Mississippi flooding coverage from Eric J. Shelton of Mississippi Today, and a Q&As with corps member Mallory Falk of Texas News Hub and KERA’s vice president of news Rick Holter.
In the local journalism section, read about how the former Speaker of the House in Tennessee stepped down after hard-hitting news stories from The Tennessean and NewsChannel5. We also showcase a long-term enterprise story about water access to the Pine Ridge Reservation from Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal, and remarkable reporting on environmental risks in Franklin, Indiana, from IndyStar’s environmental reporter Sarah Bowman.