The Capitol riots through the lens of a Report for America photojournalist

Images of MAGA-hatted rioters crashing through police barricades and vandalizing the U.S. Capitol reverberated around the world yesterday, as the logical and deadly progression of Donald Trump’s continued incitements to violence. Photographers confronting the spectacle had to push through tear gas, pepper spray, and flashbang grenades, while being physically assaulted by the rioters. In the

Rebuild Local News coalition announces major proposal for how government can strengthen local news

Report for America—and a coalition representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms—today took the unusual step of backing a plan for the government to dramatically help local news while maintaining strong First Amendment safeguards. The proposal is backed by organizations representing weekly newspapers, nonprofit websites, Black newspaper publishers, Hispanic publishers, independent news websites, free speech advocates,