STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
Report for America corps members will serve the community by doing local reporting that is truthful, fearless and fair.
They will listen carefully, report diligently, and approach their work with an open mind.
They will provide residents with the information they need to improve their communities and hold powerful institutions accountable.
They will not be intimidated by those who want to hide the truth.
They will focus on what’s important, not just what stirs outrage. They will work hard to explain complex situations, without distorting reality through over-simplification.
They will help people better understand their own community, and feel better understood themselves.
They will aspire to strengthen communities, and democracy, through great local public service journalism.