A CALL TO SERVICE

The crisis in journalism has become a crisis

for our democracy.

Our mission: To strengthen our communities and our democracy through local journalism that is truthful, fearless, fair and smart.

Local coverage has been decimated.  Residents no longer get the information they need to understand the critical issues facing their community, to make good decisions for their family, and hold elected officials accountable.

We need a new model. Report for America is a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. An initiative of the nonprofit media organization, The GroundTruth Project, it is structured to harness the skill and idealism of an emerging group of journalists plus the creative spirit of local news organizations.

Generous support has come from: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Facebook, Google News Initiative, Ford Foundation, Galloway Family Foundation, Natasha and Dirk Ziff, The Tow Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Heising-Simons Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism, Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Steans Family Foundation, Henry M. Kimelman Family Foundation, the Duo Collective and numerous small individual donations.