Here’s how Microsoft is working with journalists to create the newsrooms of the future with AI

By Noreen Gillespie, Microsoft What will the newsroom of the future look like? Today, Microsoft is launching several collaborations with news organizations (including The GroundTruth Project) to adopt generative AI. In a year where billions of people will vote in democratic elections worldwide, journalism is critical to creating healthy information ecosystems, and it is our

Keeping the faith: Report for America looks to strengthen communities by bolstering religion coverage

Religion plays a significant role in communities across the country, from shaping lawmakers’ approach to legislation to how people view themselves and their neighbors. Understanding these nuances as a journalist can be difficult, especially when many local newsrooms struggle to maintain dedicated coverage of any beat, let alone religion. Report for America is building a

Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk expands coverage of local environment and agriculture news with new grant

 COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 31, 2023) – The Missouri School of Journalism today announced a $2.47 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation in support of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a network of journalists that provides coverage of agriculture, water and environmental issues centered around the Mississippi River Basin to news

Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists

Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in partnering to host emerging and experienced journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning next summer.  Report for America is a national service program that places talented journalists—corps members—into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities.

Report for America partners with Investigative Editing Corps to help local newsrooms do more investigative work 

To encourage more investigative reporting in local newsrooms and to help local reporters hone those skills, Report for America is partnering with Investigative Editing Corps to oversee up to 10 projects over the next two years in its host newsrooms. Today, the organizations are announcing the first five newsroom partners, which were selected among newsrooms