Bearing Witness to the Human Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy

On the Ground in EL PASO, Texas -- At dusk on a Friday night in October, big, white buses pull up near the Greyhound station and dozens of parents and children emerge. Some clutch important...

What the Emmett Till Case Taught Me About Journalism and Mississippi’s Unfinished History

On the Ground in SUMNER, Mississippi — The courthouse where Emmett Till’s murderers were acquitted has been restored to look like it did during his 1956 trial, when his abduction, torture and murder shocked...

Corps Member Q&A: Will Wright of the Lexington Herald-Leader

Will Wright is a Report for America corps member who works at the Lexington Herald-Leader. He answered a few questions about his work as a local journalist for the latest edition of the Report...

A Journalist’s Dilemma: Wanting to Do More to Help Than Tell a Story

On the Ground -- On a muggy July evening, I sat on the dusty wooden floor of a cluttered one-bedroom house in Fitzgerald, Georgia, with notebook and pen in hand. Andres Diego and his wife,...

Report for America Announces Initiative to Place Local Reporters in California Newsrooms

The Crucial Effort Supported By Grants from the Annenberg Foundation and McClatchy Foundation and a Collaboration with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Boston, MA, October 31—Building on the success of its first...

How the Story I Never Wrote Led Me to a Story That Needed to...

On the Ground -- Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, one of the state’s three main prisons, is located in a sparse pocket of the town of Pearl, a few minutes outside of Jackson. To reach its...

A portrait of struggle and violence in Mississippi

On the Ground in 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...

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

On the Ground -- 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...

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...