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.

Is Report for America just a bandaid?

By Steven Waldman In a narrow sense, Report for America is focused on plugging the gaps in “news deserts.” Our goal is 1,000 reporters in the field years from now, so we are aspiring to dramatically improve the quality and quantity of accountability reporting on the ground. This is a ‘helping communities’ program more than