Report for America harnesses the tremendous creativity and innovation that has sprung up in communities in the last decade. Host newsrooms include nonprofits and newspapers, public radio stations and digital-only sites. Some organizations have joined together to sponsor a RFA corps member. The one essential requirement: Local news organizations must use RFA members to help with crucially under-covered communities or topics.
Once embedded in the host organization, the corps member report to the editor of the host organization. The first RFA newsrooms are: West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Lexington Herald-Leader and Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Nine more newsrooms have recently been announced.