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Are you ready to help save local journalism and strengthen democracy?

Report for America deploys talented emerging journalists into local news organizations to report on under-covered communities and crucial issues.  

Corps members will be placed in one of these extraordinary news organizations. You could be covering inner-city Chicago or the Mississippi Delta or the deserts of New Mexico. The common denominator: these news organizations desperately need help to inform the community and hold institutions accountable.

The deadline to apply is March 23 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be notified in April and hit the ground in June.

FAQs here.  


It is open to anyone who wants to be a local journalist — and has the skills and character to make an immediate difference.  The term is one year but may be extended for a second. (More on the particulars here).  

Corps members will also be doing community service projects — such as helping a local high school start or improve their student run news site or newspaper. 

Each selected cohort will gather for an intensive advanced training — including advanced use of Google tools (taught by Google News Lab), covering municipal finance, and solutions journalism.

The first three corps members have already deployed in Appalachia, where they’re crushing it.