Santa Fe Reporter

The Santa Fe Reporter is the source for independent, award-winning alternative news and culture since 1974 in New Mexico’s capital city. Santa Fe Reporter publishes a weekly print edition that is distributed free in our community and produces three glossy magazines each year. It is the only outlet in New Mexico that regularly publishes long-form investigative reports, deep dives and impactful features. The Santa Fe Reporter strives to include as many voices as possible and cover topics with analysis, strong voice and fearless criticism. Closed Position: Santa Fe has become increasingly divided by wealth and poverty. Power is concentrated among the aging elite in the east and north sides, while young families and the middle class living on the Southside often are shorted when it comes to services. Median housing prices are at an all-time high all over the city, and while the Southside has the lowest-priced housing, it has food deserts and fewer services. Until the last two years, there were few doctor’s offices. Despite city efforts to encourage more diverse grocery store and restaurant choices, they are few and far between. Schools are crowded, and developed open spaces such as parks aren’t as prevalent. But in all these instances, there are people and organizations working toward equity and improved quality of life. Telling those stories builds momentum.This Report for America corps member is assigned to cover Santa Fe’s Southside — its immigrant and indigenous communities, service industry workers, entrepreneurs and families — through stories that impact their lives. The reporter covers the business and culture outside of the city’s contemporary downtown core, especially taking into account women, people of color, historical context, access to health care and education. The reporter joins our two full-time staff news writers to produce content for our weekly newspaper and website. They contribute a long-form cover story to the rotation every four to six weeks. The reporter is mentored by two editors with 40 years of combined experience in print, television and online media, as well as an art director who offers training and partnership on photographic and graphics to accompany the storytelling.

The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer is a 132-year-old news organization intensely focused on accountability reporting in south-central North Carolina region and on statewide issues that affect readers from the coast to the mountains. The Charlotte Observer works closely with sister McClatchy papers in the Carolinas to identify and report with impact on the ways that government decisions – or lack of decisions – impact the lives of North Carolinians. As the largest newspaper in the state, The Charlotte Observer frequently challenges denial or closure of public records and seeks relationships with other media organizations to press for disclosure of public information and transparency of government actions. The news organization’s coverage is heavily tilted toward Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, with a focus on watchdog reporting, open records and meetings, deeper storytelling and enterprise writing.

The News & Observer

The News & Observer’s roots go back to 1865, when its predecessor The Sentinel was launched to expose corruption in the Reconstruction era. Among the News & Observer’s many awards are three Pulitzer Prizes, including the 1996 gold medal for public service. The News & Observer is the paper of record in the capital city of North Carolina, covering the statehouse, the legislature and its impact on the lives of all North Carolinians. The newspaper’s mission is to produce fearless and independent public service journalism that gives a voice to underrepresented, unheard groups and communities.

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Founded in 2007, the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) is an independent, non-profit organization promoting news and information access in Puerto Rico through investigative journalism, litigation and journalism training. The CPI is the only entity of its kind in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean dedicated to investigative journalism. Our journalists have produced hundreds of stories on issues such as political corruption, the financing of electoral campaigns, public policy issues in areas such as health, the economy, the environment, education, agriculture and crime, as well as the ways in which private groups benefit from government mismanagement. Published in both Spanish and English, CPI’s work has received more than 30 awards from professional journalism associations in Puerto Rico and abroad.