The 2020-21 Report for America Newsrooms and Beats

Report for America will place 250 journalists into 164 newsrooms in 46 states plus Puerto Rico and D.C.

Search open positions by newsroom and beat with our interactive database.


SOUTH     
  

Report for America will partner with 44 local news outlets across the South.  

El Nuevo Herald, Miami, FL: 1) Nicaraguan, Honduran, Dominican and other Latino communities — filled by current corps member 2) Presidential election through a Latino prism

Miami Herald, Miami, FL: Economic mobility in Dade County

Spectrum News 13, Orlando, FL: Central Florida’s housing crisis

Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL:  Seniors

WLRN Public Media, Miami, FL: 1) South Miami-Dade County 2) immigration

WABE, Atlanta, GA: Minority communities in south Atlanta

WFPL 89.3 News, Louisville, KY: Southern Indiana

Associated Press, Frankfort, KY: Kentucky state legislature, especially issues affecting Appalachia

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville, KY: Youth, social services and legislative accountability

Lexington Herald Leader, Lexington, KY: 1) Health care in eastern and southern Kentucky — filled by current corps member 2) Watchdog reporting in eastern Kentucky — filled by current corps member 3) Photojournalist for rural communities

Northern Kentucky Tribune, Kentucky Forward, Kentucky Center, Edgewood, KY: Health care

The Times-Picayune and The Advocate, New Orleans, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; and Lafayette, LA: 1) Business coverage in New Orleans 2) St. Tammany Parish 3) K-12 Education in Lafayette 4) Higher ed in Baton Rouge 5) Livingston, Tangipahoa parishes 6) Public health in south Louisiana — filled by current corps member

WWNO 89.9 FM New Orleans Public Radio, Thibodaux, LA: 1) Bayou parishes, based in Thibodaux 2) Statehouse reporting in Baton Rouge

Capital Gazette, Annapolis, MD: Military affairs, covering the U.S. Naval Academy and Fort Meade

Maryland Matters, Takoma Park, MD: 1) State elections, money & ethics 2) Health policy, including status of asbestos victims

Technical.ly, Baltimore, MD: Winners and losers in the tech economy in Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD: 1) African-American neighborhoods 2) Latinos, the fastest growing minority group in the city

WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore, MD: Baltimore’s housing crisis

Associated Press, Jackson, MS: Mississippi state legislature, especially actions affecting the poor.

Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, Jackson, MS: Watchdog reporting — filled by current corps member

Sun Herald, Biloxi, MS: Vietnamese and African American neighborhoods

Associated Press, Raleigh, NC: NC state legislature, especially health care, education and prisons

Carolina Public Press, Asheville, NC: Voting systems and election fraud in NC

La Noticia, Charlotte, NC: Affordable housing around Charlotte

North Carolina Health News, Chapel Hill, NC: Maternal health, prison health and other topics

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC: 1) The status of poor communities in a prosperous city 2) Affordable housing crisis in Charlotte — filled by current corps member

The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC: 1) Housing, gentrification and legislative accountability 2) Minority communities 3) Watchdog reporting about Hurricane Florence recovery — filled by current corps member

WFAE / Charlotte Mecklenburg Library / Digital Public Library of America, Charlotte, NC: 1) Unique partnership using both radio and Wikipedia to fill news deserts 2) Local government beat

WFAE 90.7 / La Noticia, Charlotte, NC: Immigration and deportation

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC: Eastern North Carolina

KOSU Radio, Oklahoma City, OK: Agriculture and rural issues in Oklahoma

Centro Del Periodismo Investigativo, San Juan, PR: 1) The education crisis 2) Watchdog reporting on recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico — filled by current corps member 3) Watchdog after Hurricane Maria — filled by current corps member

Associated Press, Columbia, SC: SC legislature, especially problems caused by climate change

The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, SC: 1) Climate change & development in Georgetown County 2) Homelessness in Horry County

The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.: Chester County, S.C.

The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island: 1) SC Development issues in Jasper County 2) Hilton Head’s working class

The State, Columbia, SC: Public housing and the Columbia Housing Authority

Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, TN: Local coverage of religion — filled by current corps member

MLK50, Memphis, TN: Poverty, power and public policy in Memphis and Shelby County

WPLN / Nashville Public Radio, Nashville, TN: Criminal justice in Nashville — filled by current corps member

Rappahannock News & Foothills Forum, Washington, VA: The changing nature of public services

100 Days in Appalachia, Morgantown, WV: White supremacy groups in Appalachia

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, WV: 1) Business and economic reporting as part of a new Enterprise Hub 2) Health reporting as part of Enterprise Hub 3) Data-based reporting as part of Enterprise Hub 4) Social engagement reporting as part of Enterprise Hub 5) Poverty in southern West Virginia — filled by current corps member

West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Charleston, WV: State government and southern WV — filled by current corps member

 

SOUTHWEST 

Report for America will partner with 25 local news outlets across the Southwest. 

Arizona Public Media, Tucson, AZ: Watchdog reporting in Cochise County

KAWC Colorado River Public Media, Yuma, AZ: Latino communities

The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ: African-American and Latino communities in South Phoenix

Associated Press, Carson City, NV: Nevada state legislature with special focus on water, education and health care

KUNR Public Radio, Reno, NV: 1) Accountability reporting on the energy industry, and its impact on health care and environment 2) Education and Latino communities in Reno

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, NV: 1) Non-profit and charity sector 2) Immigrant entrepreneurship in Las Vegas area

Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM: Water resources in New Mexico — filled by current corps member

Associated Press, Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico state legislature, with a focus on education and poverty

Las Cruces Sun-News, Las Cruces, NM: Public education, especially for poor residents in Las Cruces

New Mexico In Depth, Rio Rancho, NM: Urban Native Americans in Albuquerque

Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe’s Southside — filled by current corps member

Searchlight New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM: Healthcare, including mental healthcare, for the state’s poorest residents

Associated Press, Austin, TX: State legislature and the politics of climate change

Texas News Hub / KERA, El Paso, TX: Border and immigration issues — filled by current corps member

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX: 1) South Dallas 2) Second-generation immigrants — filled by current corps member

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX: 1) Environmental issues caused by rapid economic development 2) City of Arlington

Houston Public Media, Houston, TX: Health issues in and around Houston

KUT, Austin, TX: 1) Costs and benefits of suburban growth in Williamson County 2) Hays County and development strains

San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX: 1) Development in Texas Hill Country 2) Political dysfunction in suburban towns

Texas Public Radio, San Antonio, TX: 1) Texas Hill Country 2) Business issues in Laredo and other border areas

The Victoria Advocate, Victoria, TX: 1) Rural counties surrounding Victoria 2) Rural healthcare — filled by current corps member

Associated Press, Salt Lake City, UT: Utah legislature, especially the intersection of religion & state govt

KUER, Salt Lake City, UT: 1) Indigenous issues in southern Utah — filled by current corps member 2) Washington County — filled by current corps member 3) Accountability reporting on the energy industry

Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT: 1) Women’s issues — filled by current corps member 2) San Juan County — filled by current corps member

The Spectrum, St. George, UT: 1) National parks 2) Growth and related issues in Cedar City

 

MIDWEST            

Report for America will partner with 45 local news outlets across the Midwest.

Belleville News Democrat, Belleville, IL: 1) East St. Louis, IL 2) K-12 education

Block Club Chicago, Chicago, IL: 1) Austin and North Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side of Chicago — filled by current corps member 2) Lakeview/Boystown/Lincoln Park areas, home to the largest population of the city’s LGBTQ community.

Capitol News Illinois, Springfield, IL: 1) Illinois state legislature, especially effects on ethnic and minority communities in Illinois 2) Videographer to cover state legislature and pressing state issues

Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, IL: 1)South and West Chicago — filled by current corps member 2) Photojournalism of South and West sides of Chicago

Southern Illinois Local Media Group, Chester and Murphysboro, Du Quoin, IL: The town of Chester

The Chicago Reporter / Univision, Chicago, IL: Aurora, Elgin, Joliet, Cicero, Waukegan and other Chicago exurbs

The Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, IL: 1) Minority communities in Lake County 2) Northern DuPage County 3) State legislative races and local elections in suburban districts

WNIJ Northern Public Radio, DeKalb, IL: Substandard housing and police relations

Associated Press, Indianapolis, IN: Indiana state legislature, especially local elections and education funding

Iowa Public Radio, Des Moines, IA: Iowa statehouse, especially issues affecting underserved populations

Associated Press, Topeka, KS: Kansas legislature, with special focus on the disintegration of public services

The Community Voice, Wichita, KS: African-American communities in Kansas City

Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS: 1) Issues facing the working class, e.g. decline in unions, changes to state workers comp laws 2) Climate change in the midwest

Associated Press, Lansing, MI: Michigan legislature, with special focus on infrastructure; also U.S. House races

Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI: 1) Formerly incarcerated citizens re-entering the community — filled by current corps member 2) economic mobility

Detroit Free Press/Politifact, Detroit, MI & St. Petersburg, FL: Fact-checking of Michigan politicians during election season and beyond

Detroit Public Television, Detroit, MI: 1) Early childhood education in metro Detroit 2) Threats to clean drinking water

FlintBeat.com, Flint, MI: 1) Public health, especially issues affecting Latinos 2) Photojournalism, especially efforts to restore Flint

Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, MI: Mental health care in Michigan

Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, MI: Using data to tell stories of local and state issues and trends

Associated Press, St. Paul, MN: Minnesota legislature, especially activity related to energy and environmental policy

Sahan Journal, St. Paul, MN: 1) Education of Hmong, Somali, Latino and other immigrant students 2) Immigration policy, especially affecting the Hmong, Somali and Latino communities 3) Photojournalist focusing on Hmong, Somali and Latino communities

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN: Issues of concern to younger voters

Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN: Causes, effects and solutions to racial disparities in Minnesota

Kansas City PBS, Kansas City, MO: Rural issues in Missouri

The Beacon, Kansas City, MO: Environment and effect on health

St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis, MO: Metro East area in Illinois — filled by current corps member

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO: 1) A team approach to coverage of gun violence 2) Gun violence 3) Gun violence

Akron Beacon Journal & Canton Repository, Akron, OH: Minority and immigrant issues

Associated Press, Columbus, OH: Ohio legislature, especially related to abortion, gun control and opioid settlements

Mahoning Matters, Youngstown, OH: Causes, effects and solutions to racial disparities in Minnesota

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH: Rural issues in central Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Northern Kentucky: Government watchdog reporting in Northern Kentucky — filled by current corps member

The Devil Strip, Akron, OH: 1) Healthcare 2) Effect of economic forces on moderate and low income residents

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH: Poverty in Cleveland, including housing, health and education

WCPO, Cincinnati, OH: Gentrification

WEWS, Cleveland, OH: Illiteracy in Cleveland

WKSU, Kent, OH: Rural healthcare

WYSO Public Radio, Yellow Springs, OH: Climate change and environmental issues

Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, WI: Native American issues in Green Bay and Wisconsin

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI: 1) Latino neighborhoods on the city’s south side 2) Hmong, Native American and other under-covered ethnic communities

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Milwaukee, WI: Low-income communities

TODAY’S TMJ4, Milwaukee, WI: One of the poorest zip codes in the city, 53206

Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau, WI: Population loss and its effects

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Reporting, Madison, WI: Criminal justice misconduct — filled by current corps member

 

NORTHEAST          

Report for America will partner with 23 local news outlets across the Northeast. 

Associated Press, Hartford, CT: State policy issues at the intersection of mental health and criminal justice — filled by current corps member

Connecticut Public, Hartford, CT: Naugatuck River Valley 2) Latino communities

The Connecticut Mirror, Hartford, CT: 1) Mental health and criminal justice — filled by current corps member 2) Photojournalism especially focused on communities of color

DCist, Washington, DC: 1) Minority communities in Wards 7 and 8 in D.C. 2) Photojournalism involving minority communities in Wards 7 and 8

Delaware Public Media, Dover, DE:  State and local election coverage

Pine Tree Watch, Augusta, ME: 1) State legislature and education — filled by current corps member 2) Energy and environment

Bay State Banner, Boston, MA: How state legislative and city hall actions affect Boston’s African-American communities

The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA: Legislative coverage affecting rural western Massachusetts

WCAI, Woods Hole, MA: Climate change impact in Cape Cod and the state’s southern shore — filled by current corps member

Concord Monitor, Concord, NH: Healthcare and related issues affecting seniors

New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News, Manchester, NH: Rural northern New Hampshire

Valley News, West Lebanon, NH: 1) Environment and climate in the Upper Valley 2) Photojournalism in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont

Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, NY: Bus commuters in Brooklyn

City Limits News, New York, NY: Climate change and its implications for New York City

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY: 1) Public education in the “last in nation” district 2) Puerto Rican community

Spectrum News Buffalo, Buffalo, NY: Mental health issues in western New York State — filled by current corps member

The City, The Bronx, NY: Juvenile justice in the Bronx — filled by current corps member

The Haitian Times, Brooklyn, NY: 1) Brooklyn’s Haitian community 2) Miami’s Little Haiti, especially climate change gentrification and immigration

WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh, PA: Johnstown

WITF, Harrisburg, PA: 1) Local Latino angle on elections 2) Latino communities in Reading, Lebanon and others

The Public’s Radio, Providence, RI: Race and poverty in Newport, R.I.

Vermont Public Radio, Colchester, VT: Northeast Kingdom

VTDigger.org, Montpelier, VT: Southern Vermont

 

WEST           

Report for America will partner with 44 local news outlets across the West

Anchorage Daily News / adn.com, Anchorage, AK: Healthcare and public health in Alaska

KCAW, Sitka, AK: Sitka and surrounding communities

The Cordova Times, Cordova, AK: Alaska Native communities

Berkeleyside, Berkeley, CA: Immigrant businesses in Oakland

CALmatters, Sacramento, CA: Poverty (a partnership with San Jose Mercury News and the Fresno Bee) — filled by current corps member

Chico News & Review, Chico, CA: Homelessness and poverty, including fire recovery

EdSource, Oakland, CA: 1) K-12 education crisis among immigrants 2)Higher education among immigrants

inewsource, San Diego, CA: Growth and development in San Diego County’s backcountry

Long Beach Post, Long Beach, CA: West Long Beach

Mission Local, San Francisco, CA: Inequality and income disparities in Mission District

Radio Bilingüe, Fresno, CA: San Joaquin Valley

Redding Record Searchlight, Redding, CA: Education, childhood trauma and the achievement gap

Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA: 1) Asian-American issues in California 2) Latino communities

San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA: Childhood poverty in California — filled by current corps member

Spectrum News 1, Los Angeles, CA: Local government decisions affecting environmental sustainability

The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA: 1) Growing senior population in the Palm Springs area 2) Native American issues in Coachella Valley

The Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA: 1) Childhood poverty in California — filled by current corps member 2) Latino issues in Fresno and the region

The Mendocino Voice, Boonville, CA: The effect of environmental regulation on salmon runs, wildfires, the economy and other issues

The Modesto Bee, Modesto, CA: 1) Children’s health in the Central Valley — filled by current corps member 2) Economic development, and its impacts, in Stanislaus County and the Northern San Joaquin Valley

Ventura County Star, Camarillo, CA: Equity in education

Voice of OC, Santa Ana, CA: North Central Orange County

Associated Press, Denver, CO: Colorado state legislature, with special focus on public health

Ouray County Plaindealer, Ridgway, CO: Coverage of North Central Ouray County

Honolulu Civil Beat, Honolulu, HI: 1) Military and veterans affairs 2) Public health disparities among Native Hawaiians — filled by current corps member

Boise State Public Radio, Twin Falls, ID: Twin Falls and Blaine County — filled by current corps member

KIVI-TV, Nampa, ID: Agriculture and rural issues including immigration, effects of climate change

Post Register, Idaho Falls, ID: Rural healthcare

Associated Press, Helena, MT: Gubernatorial and Congressional elections, state policy issues

KTVH-TV, The Montana Television Network, Helena, MT: Native American communities

Yellowstone Public Radio, Billings, MT: 1) Montana Legislature 2) Native American issues

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Fargo, ND: Native American issues in ND

Oklahoma Watch, Oklahoma City, OK: Blight in northeast Oklahoma City

Associated Press, Salem, OR: Oregon state legislature, with special focus on the tech boom and the crisis in housing affordability

Herald and News, Klamath Falls, OR: Endangered species, water rights and issues associated with a dam removal

Malheur Enterprise, Vale, OR: Latino communities in eastern Oregon — filled by current corps member

Willamette Week, Portland, OR: East Portland, inequality and political representation

South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Vermillion, SD: Ethnic communities, including Native Americans

The Daily Herald, Everett, WA: Working-class issues, including housing and health care, in Snohomish County

The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA: Coverage of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military installation

The Olympian, Olympia, WA: Homelessness, its causes and solutions

The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA 1) Statehouse 2) Public health in eastern Washington State — filled by current corps member 3) A Washington, D.C.-based reporter covering legislation affecting the Northwest

Buffalo Bulletin, Buffalo, WY: 1) Local energy industry in Johnson County — filled by current corps member 2) Photojournalism in Buffalo and surrounding areas

Casper Star-Tribune, Wind River Reservation, WY: Native American issues on the Wind River Reservation — filled by current corps member

Wyoming Public Media, Wind River Reservation, WY: Wind River Reservation — filled by current corps member

Yellowstone Public Radio, Billings, MT: 1) Montana legislature 2) Native American issues

 

MULTI-STATE         

Associated Press: Data reporter helping all statehouse and local coverage