Rebuild Local News coalition announces major proposal for how government can strengthen local news

Report for America—and a coalition representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms—today took the unusual step of backing a plan for the government to dramatically help local news while maintaining strong First Amendment safeguards. The proposal is backed by organizations representing weekly newspapers, nonprofit websites, Black newspaper publishers, Hispanic publishers, independent news websites, free speech advocates,

Report for America, Investigative Editing Corps launch pilot project

Report for America has joined forces with Investigative Editing Corps to pilot a program that will pair experienced editors with emerging journalists to do investigative and watchdog reporting for local newsrooms over the next six months.  Report for America corps members Theresa Davis, Albuquerque Journal, will investigate water issues, and Chris Aadland, Montana Free Press,

Report for America is finalist in MacArthur Competition for $100 million grant

 Report for America is one of six finalists in 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to fund a bold solution to critical social challenges. Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, has an audacious goal of virtually eliminating American news deserts with MacArthur’s support.

The Native American Journalists Association and Report for America take new steps to strengthen reporting in Indigenous communities

NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Native American Journalists Association and Report for America are partnering to support 19 reporting positions across the country that focus on or include Indigenous affairs. This groundbreaking initiative aims to strengthen local journalism in areas where Indigenous peoples play vital roles in the community. Report for America is a national service