Report for America Partners With 58 Leading Journalists on Mentor Program

New York, NY – Report for America (RFA), a national service program that places emerging journalists into local news organizations to report on under-covered issues, has partnered with nearly six dozen, award-winning journalists to launch RFA’s Mentorship Program. The inaugural volunteer program pairs veteran journalists from print, digital, radio, television, academic and non-profit newsrooms with

TV Beats in 2020-2021

Report for America is offering 11 positions in innovative local TV stations around the country — covering crucially important beats. Apply here; the deadline is Jan. 31.   Detroit Public Television — Michigan: 1) Threats to safe drinking water; 2) Early childhood education in metro Detroit Kansas City PBS — Missouri: Rural issues in Missouri

Radio Beats in 2020-2021

For emerging journalists interested in working in radio, Report for America’s group of 2020-2021 host newsrooms comprises more opportunities than ever before — 37 open positions in public radio stations across the country.  Applications are being accepted now until Jan. 31   WFPL 89.3 News Louisville — Kentucky: Southern Indiana WESA 90.5 — Pennsylvania: Johnstown

The Native American Journalists Association and Report for America take new steps to strengthen reporting in Indigenous communities

NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Native American Journalists Association and Report for America are partnering to support 20 reporting positions across the country that focus on or include Indigenous affairs. This groundbreaking initiative aims to strengthen local journalism in areas where Indigenous peoples play vital roles in the community. Report for America is a national service

Statehouse beats in 2020-21

Colorado — Associated Press: Colorado state legislature, with special focus on public health Connecticut — Associated Press: State policy issues at the intersection of mental health and criminal justice Illinois — Capitol News: 1) Illinois state legislature, especially its affect on ethnic and minority communities in Illinois 2) Videographer to cover state legislature and pressing

The Local Elections Initiative

One of the basic functions of the press is to provide citizens information on which to base their vote. In thousands of communities around the country, that basic responsibility has been abdicated. The consequences are dire. Numerous studies have shown that less news coverage leads to​ even lower voter turnout​, a ​less informed electorate,​ ​fewer