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

Corps Member Q&A: Emily Woodruff

Emily Woodruff covers healthcare and public health in southern Louisiana for The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate with a focus on The Big Easy’s metro region. As a healthcare reporter, Emily is a rare breed in the Pelican State, where few — if any — newsrooms have a full-time health reporter on staff, despite

RFA19 Highlights — Building Trust in Undercovered Communities

Our 2019 corps members spent one week in Houston, Texas, training with top journalists from around the country. This included attending three days of RFA-exclusive sessions, the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, several smaller RFA gatherings and evening events. Here are highlights from those sessions. Reporter Obed Manuel covers second-generation immigrant communities for the Dallas