NPR and Texas public radio stations collaborated to form the Texas News Hub. It’s the first step in a systemwide collaborative project to create a nationwide virtual public radio newsroom of 1,000-plus journalists. The collaboration includes two daily, hour-long statewide programs (Texas Standard and Think) and will soon include six daily statewide newscasts, and a statewide digital news desk. The Hub is working to hire and train freelance and small station reporters to provide news service to underserved communities in the state’s news deserts.
Texas News Hub / KERA
Location: * Southwest, Texas
Beat: Border and immigration issues in El Paso
Position: The Report for America corps member focuses 70 percent on border and immigration issues and the rest of their time as an El Paso general assignment reporter.