Report for America joins coalition’s endorsement of bipartisan bill to preserve community journalism

Rebuild Local News, a coalition representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms, funders of local journalism, and civil society organizations advocating for a healthy free press—including Report for America—today placed its support behind the newly reintroduced Local Journalism Sustainability Act for the 117th Congress. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the bipartisan bill

Report for America joins call for Congress to include local news in infrastructure bill

A coalition representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms, funders of local journalism, and civil society organizations advocating for a healthy free press—including Report for America—today urged Congressional leaders to bolster support for America’s community news organizations in the infrastructure bill. “Local news is a pillar of democracy’s civic infrastructure — and it is crumbling,” began

Report for America expands, taps leading journalists for added regional leadership

Report for America is pleased to welcome three new corps excellence regional managers to its staff: Maria Elena Fernandez, Vincent McCraw and Amy Tardif. They will support the program’s expansion into an ever-growing number of newsrooms across the nation. These established, leading journalists will help recruit and mentor Report for America’s reporting corps members, strengthen

ChrisAnna Mink receives 2021 Service Project Award

ChrisAnna Mink was presented with the 2021 Report for America Service Project Award during this year’s corps member graduation ceremony. Not only did Mink help students learn about the fundamentals of journalism, she returned to work at a hospital amid the pandemic as a pediatric infectious diseases specialist. “ChrisAnna didn’t let the pandemic stop her

Report for America sustainability report offers hope as communities pitch in to save local news

Report for America today released Local News Philanthropy: Strong Signs of Positive Movement, a report on local sustainability and development efforts by the nonprofit program’s newsroom partners in 2020. The report underscores the fact that the demand by communities for local news is healthy—it’s the industry’s business model that must change. “It’s time for local