Report for America welcomes more than sixty newsrooms for 2021

Report for America has announced the selection of 64 new local news organizations as host newsroom partners—expanding its support to more than 200 newsrooms across the country for 2021-2022. View all open newsroom positions, at new and current newsrooms, here.

Our newly-selected host newsrooms and beats are:


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner — Health care in rural Alaska

KUCB — Regional reporting in the Eastern Aleutians

Alabama — 1) Child wellness and mental health in Alabama 2) educational opportunity in Birmingham

Montgomery Advertiser — Alabama’s rural “Black Belt” region

WBHM — Education in Birmingham, AL



Southwest Times Record — Food insecurity and poverty in Fort Smith, AR



Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting — Health care crises on the Arizona-Mexico border; underserved communities

Nogales International — Eastern Santa Cruz County, AZ — Government accountability and equity issues in Tucson



Black Voice News — Black community in the Inland Empire of Southern California (data journalist)

California News Desert & Trust Initiative — Local accountability reporting in California’s biggest news deserts (5 positions)

CapRadio & Sacramento Observer — Education in Sacramento area

Lookout Santa Cruz — 1) Business 2) crime and courts in Santa Cruz

San José Spotlight — Vietnamese communities and San Jose



The Colorado Sun — Visual storytelling around Colorado



New Haven Independent — Government accountability in Hamden, CT

WNPR — Housing in Fairfield County


District of Columbia

The Washington Informer — Health care in the Black community of DC



WUFT News — Racial justice in East Gainesville



Athens Banner-Herald — Communities of color in and around Athens, GA

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution — Immigrant communities in Atlanta (two beats)

The Plug — Innovation and business start-up initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities


Guam Daily News — Poverty in Guam



Honolulu Star-Advertiser — Ethnic and cultural affairs on the island



Idaho Statesman — Watchdog education reporting for Idaho



Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting — Illinois agribusiness and status of workers 



IndyStar — Education, health in Latino & Black communities of Indianapolis

WFYI Public Media — Criminal justice in central Indiana 



New England Public Media — Equity Team. covering racial socio-economic disparities, based in Springfield

The Boston Globe — Boston’s Black neighborhoods



The AFRO-American Newspaper — Business news affecting Baltimore’s African-American community



Maine Public — Refugee communities in the state



Detroit Jewish News — Generational shifts among Detroit-area Jews

Michigan Chronicle — Detroit politics, for African-American audiences

The Hastings Banner — Barry County, Michigan



MPR News — Hispanic communities in Minnesota



St. Louis American/Type Investigations — Business reporting/economic development in St. Louis Black community



Bozeman Daily Chronicle — Photography in rural Montana


North Carolina

88.5 WFDD/La Noticia — COVID-19 recovery and the Latino community in Forsyth County, NC

Mountain Times Publications — Watchdog environmental reporting in western NC

The Charlotte Post — Healthcare, African-American community in Charlotte

WFAE — Equity beat



The Reader – El Perico — Latino community Omaha, especially COVID-19 impact


New Hampshire

Granite State News Collaborative — New Hampshire statehouse

New Hampshire Public Radio — Latino communities in southern NH

Valley News — 1) Environment and climate change in the Upper Valley and 2) general-assignment photography


New Jersey

Asbury Park Press — Housing shortages and poverty


New York

Documented — Immigration enforcement in New York City

New York Amsterdam News — NYC mayor, city council and city agencies

The Riverdale Press — Housing in Riverdale, Bronx, NY

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council — Rural health care in southern NYS



Richland Source — Richland, Ashland County and Knox County in Ohio



Statesman Journal — Agricultural workers and Oregon



PublicSource — Race relations in Pittsburgh



Commercial Appeal — South Memphis



El Paso Matters — Status of women in El Paso

Houston Chronicle — Small businesses in Houston

Houston Defender Network — Schools in Houston

Marfa Public Radio — U.S.-Mexican border communities

The Texas Observer — Reporter and photographer covering indigenous areas



Henrico Citizen — Education in Henrico County, VA



The News Tribune, in partnership with The Olympian, The Bellingham Herald, and The Tri-City Herald — Indigenous communities and Washington



Wausau Pilot & Review — Hmong and other immigrants in Marathon County, WI



WyoFile — Education and schools in Wyoming

View our entire list of 2021-22 newsroom partners here.