The Wichita Beacon is a nonprofit, digital-only news outlet based Wichita, Kansas, launching in Summer 2021. Our mission: To spur reforms in the public interest by shining light on wrongdoings and abuse by government, businesses and other institutions in the region through in-depth, solutions-driven journalism. The Beacon’s sister newsroom in Kansas City was founded in April 2019 and began publishing in early 2020.
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Beat: Watchdog and community reporter
This Report for America Corps member will write watchdog stories from communities that have been forgotten by local media, but that are interested in and affected by our journalism. Relying heavily on engagement journalism, this reporter will help us earn the trust of these communities, tell their stories and provide them with information they need to make their communities stronger.