The Journalist Population

We often talk about the closures of newspapers over the past few decades.  Of course this is all happening at a time when the population has increased.  So the number of journalists per American has declined even more.  If you view local reporting as a public service, that means there’s been an even sharper decline

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