Applications Open for News Organizations That Want to Host Report for America Journalists

National service program seeks to invigorate local journalism AUGUST 1, 2018 CONTACT: Maggie Messitt,, 412-352-6309   Report for America announced today that the applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting journalists in 2019-2020. Click here to learn more and apply. This corps of journalists will join newsrooms across the country in June 2019. If

Despite a sale and layoffs, West Virginia newspaper continues its tradition of ‘sustained outrage’

Report for America corps members write occasional essays about their experiences, curated by the GroundTruth Project. Here’s the first one from Caity  Coyne, the Report for America corps member at the Charleston Gazette-Mail BY CAITY COYNE CHARLESTON, West Virginia — This town’s daily newspaper, the Gazette-Mail, is housed in a classic 1920s building made of steel, brick

Report for America announces 2018 Corps Members

PIONEERING PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM PLACES TEN MORE JOURNALISTS IN NEWSROOMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REPORT ON UNDER-COVERED TOPICS AND UNDER-SERVED CORNERS OF AMERICA  NEW YORK — Report for America, a non-partisan national service program that places journalists into local news rooms, has announced its complete Class of 2018. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project,

The Impact One Reporter Can Make

Excerpted from a Q&A in StreetFightMag One of our first journalists is Will Wright, a talented young man who is embedded in the newsroom of the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. When he got to Eastern Kentucky, the paper had one reporter covering 24 counties in that part of the state. In his second week, he did a

Trust is a Crop That’s Locally Grown

Why do Americans trust libraries and the military but not the media? At the recent Knight Media Forum, Tony Marx, the CEO of the New York Public Library, had a compelling answer. “There is an image of them as selfless,” he said. “If you think they’re doing it only for themselves, it’s harder to trust them.” This