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,

Is Report for America just a bandaid?

By Steven Waldman In a narrow sense, Report for America is focused on plugging the gaps in “news deserts.” Our goal is 1,000 reporters in the field years from now, so we are aspiring to dramatically improve the quality and quantity of accountability reporting on the ground. This is a ‘helping communities’ program more than