Rebuild Local News coalition announces major proposal for how government can strengthen local news

Report for America—and a coalition representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms—today took the unusual step of backing a plan for the government to dramatically help local news while maintaining strong First Amendment safeguards. The proposal is backed by organizations representing weekly newspapers, nonprofit websites, Black newspaper publishers, Hispanic publishers, independent news websites, free speech advocates,

Amid a Pandemic, Driven by a Desire to Serve

Camille von Kaenel is a 2019-20 Report for America corps member, covering wildfire recovery for the Chico-Enterprise Record in Northern California, focusing on a region that was devastated by 2018’s deadly Camp Fire. As of June 2020, she is covering growth and development in San Diego County’s backcountry for inewssource.  “I wish I knew that

Meet the 2020-21 Report for America Corps Members

This year’s Report for America corps was chosen after a highly selective national competition that drew more than 1,800 applications. The 225 journalists who were selected for this year’s corps are eager to deliver trustworthy, accurate local news to communities across our nation. More about the process here.   Alaska Anchorage Daily News Annie Berman

TV Beats in 2020-2021

Report for America is offering 11 positions in innovative local TV stations around the country — covering crucially important beats. Apply here; the deadline is Jan. 31.   Detroit Public Television — Michigan: 1) Threats to safe drinking water; 2) Early childhood education in metro Detroit Kansas City PBS — Missouri: Rural issues in Missouri

Radio Beats in 2020-2021

For emerging journalists interested in working in radio, Report for America’s group of 2020-2021 host newsrooms comprises more opportunities than ever before — 37 open positions in public radio stations across the country.  Applications are being accepted now until Jan. 31   WFPL 89.3 News Louisville — Kentucky: Southern Indiana WESA 90.5 — Pennsylvania: Johnstown

The Native American Journalists Association and Report for America take new steps to strengthen reporting in Indigenous communities

NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Native American Journalists Association and Report for America are partnering to support 19 reporting positions across the country that focus on or include Indigenous affairs. This groundbreaking initiative aims to strengthen local journalism in areas where Indigenous peoples play vital roles in the community. Report for America is a national service