Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists

APPLY HERE National service program recruits talented, diverse reporters—helps fund salaries Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in partnering to host emerging and experienced journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning next summer.   Report for America is a national service program that places talented

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

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

Report for America sustainability report offers hope for local news philanthropy as newsrooms raise 61% more per reporter

Report for America today announced that it will release its 2020 Local Newsroom Sustainability Report during the Knight Media Forum, hosted virtually by the Knight Foundation, March 2-4. The upcoming report includes the striking news that Report for America newsroom partners raised 61% more funding per reporter in 2020 than in 2019, jumping from a