Report for America will harness the tremendous creativity and innovation that has sprung up in communities in the last decade. Host newsrooms may be nonprofit or commercial including public radio stations, newspapers, digital news sites, local TV stations, public access channels or journalism schools. Or, organizations can join together in a consortium to sponsor an RFA corps member.Local organizations can use RFA members for a variety of beats or general assignment.
Once embedded in the host organization, the corps member will report to and be managed by an editor of the host organization. A support structure will connect Report for America reporters with each other, providing networking and support. The first RFA newsrooms are: West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Lexington Herald-Leader and Charleston Gazette-Mail.