Curing local news for good

This piece ran in Columbia Journalism Review. I’m using this space to elaborate on some of the ideas. DISCUSSIONS OF HOW TO SAVE LOCAL NEWS now need to balance two awkward realities. On the one hand, local news organizations need urgent help in order to keep their doors open and provide information to residents. No, it doesn’t

Report Local—Issue No. 11

Want to stay up-to-date with the stories that Report for America corps members are publishing across the country? Read Report Local, a round-up of impactful news stories and updates about our program! In Issue No. 11, we highlight work from Mallory Falk of Texas News Hub, Camalot Todd of Spectrum News Buffalo, Katherine Lewin of

RFA19 Highlights — Building Trust in Undercovered Communities

Our 2019 corps members spent one week in Houston, Texas, training with top journalists from around the country. This included attending three days of RFA-exclusive sessions, the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, several smaller RFA gatherings and evening events. Here are highlights from those sessions. Reporter Obed Manuel covers second-generation immigrant communities for the Dallas

Corps Member Q&A: Samantha Max of The Telegraph

Samantha Max is a Report for America corps member who covers health care and underserved communities in and around Macon, Georgia, for The Telegraph. Her work provides intimate portraits of people who struggle with issues around insurance and homelessness, and she covers issues surrounding resources and providers. Many of her stories come from readers who

Report for America opens Applications for New York & Connecticut News Organizations to Host Criminal Justice Reporters

National service program to provide second class of talented journalists to local newsrooms CONTACT: Maggie Messitt, mmessitt@reportforamerica.org   August 14, 2018 Report for America announced today that the applications are open for New York and Connecticut news organizations interested in hosting journalists to report on criminal justice issues in 2019 – 2020. With support from