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

APPLY HERE National service program recruits talented, diverse reporters—helps fund salaries 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

Report for America joins coalition’s endorsement of bipartisan bill to preserve community journalism

Rebuild Local News, a coalition representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms, funders of local journalism, and civil society organizations advocating for a healthy free press—including Report for America—today placed its support behind the newly reintroduced Local Journalism Sustainability Act for the 117th Congress. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the bipartisan bill

Report for America joins call for Congress to include local news in infrastructure bill

A coalition representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms, funders of local journalism, and civil society organizations advocating for a healthy free press—including Report for America—today urged Congressional leaders to bolster support for America’s community news organizations in the infrastructure bill. “Local news is a pillar of democracy’s civic infrastructure — and it is crumbling,” began

Report for America expands, taps leading journalists for added regional leadership

Report for America is pleased to welcome three new corps excellence regional managers to its staff: Maria Elena Fernandez, Vincent McCraw and Amy Tardif. They will support the program’s expansion into an ever-growing number of newsrooms across the nation. These established, leading journalists will help recruit and mentor Report for America’s reporting corps members, strengthen

Local news is vital to the country, New York Times editor Dean Baquet tells Report for America graduates

https://youtu.be/VYHrq63ihxs Report for America, the fast-growing national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues, celebrated the graduation of 44 corps members Saturday in a ceremony that mustered as much pride, pomp and circumstance allowed by a virtual ceremony filled with scenes beamed via Zoom from living rooms and basements