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

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

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

Celebrating the Black Press

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year reignited America’s racial reckoning with a momentum unseen since the embattled days of the Civil Rights Movement. As hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets nationwide, issues like police reform and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color were brought to the forefront. Throughout