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

Q&A with Allison Levine

Allison Levine is leading the charge to catalyze funding and innovative collaborations for local journalism with Delaware’s  Local Journalism Initiative. We interviewed Allison to hear more about her work and ask for her insights and advice to emerging CNF communities.   Question: How does your CNF serve the Delaware local news ecosystem? Allison: The Local

Report for America launches 6-month Community News Fund Workshop with support from the Google News Initiative

Report for America brought together 14 communities last week to launch a history-making effort to catalyze news funding for communities across America. The Community News Fund Workshop brings together for the first time news and philanthropy leaders who have created news funds in their communities — or who seek to do so. They will spend the