Report for America, Local Media Association announce partnership to advance newsroom sustainability

Report for America, Local Media Association and Meta Journalism Project announced a new partnership to catalyze philanthropic and business model innovation for local newsrooms.  Support from Meta Journalism Project will enable Report for America and Local Media Association to offer 20 local newsrooms a six-month best practices course on philanthropy, grants, membership and subscriptions, branded

Google helps Report for America go global, increase sustainability for 270 local news outlets across U.S.

Report for America, and its new sister program, Report for the World, will grow to new heights in 2022 thanks to a partnership with Google News Initiative.  Support from Google News Initiative — including a grant and global training resources — will help expand the programs’ footprint in Brazil, India, and Nigeria, while also supporting

Report for America adds 70 newsrooms, opens applications for more reporters

Nonprofit service program looks to grow reporting corps to 325 in 2022 (See the newly-selected newsrooms and beats here) Report for America today announced the selection of nearly 70 new host newsroom partners, while opening applications for approximately 150 new reporting corps positions, to help the national service program continue its growth, replace program graduates, and

Reporting on the Mississippi River Basin 

Report for America is partnering with the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Society of Environmental Journalists to offer 10 local newsrooms within the Mississippi River Basin a unique opportunity: the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk. We’ll help you find excellent reporters to cover water, agriculture and other environmental issues of

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