Corps Member Q&A: Manny Ramos

Manny Ramos is a Chicago native who now covers the south and west sides of the city. We asked him about his experience so far and how he found the sources for his recently published capstone piece, “Why tearing down Englewood to save it hasn’t worked.” The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Samantha Max | Nashville Public Radio

 ? Nashville, Tennessee Baltimore, Maryland Samantha’s Work Follow Samantha’s reporting here. Bio Samantha Max was an investigative reporting intern for the Medill Justice Project and a bilingual multimedia news intern at Hoy, Chicago Tribune’s Spanish-language daily. She returned to her hometown of Baltimore in 2015 and again in 2016 to work as a newsroom intern

Kelan Lyons | The Connecticut Mirror

 ? Hartford, Connecticut Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kelan’s Work Follow Kelan’s reporting here. Bio Kelan was a staff writer for Salt Lake City Weekly, where he wrote about immigration, economic development and state and local politics. Before that, in Texas, he covered the Brazos County courthouse for the Bryan-College Station Eagle, where he won a 2018 Texas

Eileen Grench | The City

 ? The Bronx, New York Davis, California Eileen’s Work Follow Eileen’s reporting here. Bio Eileen is an Olympic fencer-turned-journalist. As a dual Panamanian-American citizen, she competed for the Panamanian team at the 2016 Olympic Games and also won national, Pan-American and World Cup medals. She is currently a fellow at the Global Migration Project at

Michelle Liu | Mississippi Today

 ? Ridgeland, Mississippi College Station, Texas  Michelle’s Work Follow Michelle’s reporting here. Bio Michelle was a reporting intern for the Toledo Blade, and a general assignment intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As a reporter for the Yale Daily News and a contributing reporter for the New Haven Independent, she shadowed canvassers in New Hampshire

Mississippi Today

Location: Ridgeland, Mississippi About the News Organization: Mississippi Today is dedicated to providing Mississippians with reporting that inspires active interest in their state and equips them to engage in community life. About the position: A Report for America corps member expands written coverage of public policy issues, particularly criminal justice, in the nation’s poorest state, especially in the Mississippi

Report Local—Issue No. 4

Every month, our Report Local newsletter delivers a round-up of impactful journalism to your inbox. With stories from Report for America corps members plus examples of significant public service journalism from local news organizations across the country, Report Local showcases and celebrates the power and promise of local news. In Issue No. 4, we highlight a

The Connecticut Mirror

Location: Hartford, Conn. The News Organization: The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet with a very clear mission: Produce deep reporting on government policies and politics, to become an invaluable resource for anyone who lives, works or cares about Connecticut, and to hold our policymakers accountable for their decisions and actions. The Mirror’s

The City

Location: New York, N.Y. About the News Organization: The City is a nonprofit New York digital news outlet dedicated to accountability reporting that serves a wide cross-section of New Yorkers. The push for the site, set to debut in early 2019, came in response to the stark reduction in strong local news sources. The effort,