Corps Member Q&A: Manny Ramos of the Chicago Sun-Times

Manny Ramos is a Report for America corps member who writes for the Chicago Sun-Times, with a focus on Chicago’s south and west sides. He answered a few questions about his work as a...

Report for America Announces 2019 Newsroom Winners

Program will field 50 new reporting positions this year Deadline for Corps Member Applications Extended to February 8 Boston, MA, January 17 — Report for America, a national service program that places talented emerging journalists in...

Corps Member Q&A: Sarah Anne Hughes of The Incline / Billy Penn

Sarah Anne Hughes is a Report for America corps member whose work covers state government for The Incline and Billy Penn. She answered a few questions about her work as a local journalist for...

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...