A portrait of struggle and violence in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. — It was almost Independence Day and Lee Eric Evans straightened a flag pole on his aunt’s front porch and respectfully unfurled an American flag so that it hung properly. He wanted...

How I found a place in journalism by telling the story of Hispanics in...

Nothing beats the downtown Dallas skyline at dusk. The bright green glow of Bank of America Plaza. The flashing lights of Reunion Tower. The orange fade of the western sky reflecting on every window...

Report for America to Double in 2019

Program will place 28 corps members in newsrooms in 2019 -- thanks to new support from Google News Initiative, the Ziff family and others   September 12, 2018 Report for America, the national service program that places...

Report for America opens Applications for New York & Connecticut News Organizations to Host...

National service program to provide second class of talented journalists to local newsrooms CONTACT: Maggie Messitt, mmessitt@reportforamerica.org   August 14, 2018 Report for America announced today that the applications are open for New York and Connecticut news organizations...

Applications Open for News Organizations That Want to Host Report for America Journalists

National service program seeks to invigorate local journalism AUGUST 1, 2018 CONTACT: Maggie Messitt, mmessitt@reportforamerica.org, 412-352-6309   Report for America announced today that the applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting journalists in 2019-2020. Click here to learn more...

Why is Report for America ‘national service’?

Why do we call Report for America “national service”? Of course we think local journalism IS public service. That’s sort of the point of Report for America. But we also see this program as a...

Covering the West Virginia teacher strike — and coming home

Report for America corps members write occasional essays about their experiences, curated by the GroundTruth Project. Here's the first one from Molly Born, the Report for America corps member at West Virginia Public Broadcasting. BY MOLLY...

Despite a sale and layoffs, West Virginia newspaper continues its tradition of ‘sustained outrage’

Report for America corps members write occasional essays about their experiences, curated by the GroundTruth Project. Here's the first one from Caity  Coyne, the Report for America corps member at the Charleston Gazette-Mail BY CAITY COYNE CHARLESTON,...

Report for America announces 2018 Corps Members

PIONEERING PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM PLACES TEN MORE JOURNALISTS IN NEWSROOMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REPORT ON UNDER-COVERED TOPICS AND UNDER-SERVED CORNERS OF AMERICA  NEW YORK — Report for America, a non-partisan national service program that places journalists...

The “new business model”: Non-profit journalism

This article first appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy By Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott At a recent conference on local news, the veteran broadcaster Bob Schieffer praised the Texas Tribune — the acclaimed nonprofit website...

Systemic Change

In a narrow sense, Report for America is focused on plugging the gaps in “news deserts.” But as ambitious as that sounds, our long term goals are much bigger – to systematically change the...