Report for America corps members receive an initial training in June to prepare them for the year ahead, plus continued training and mentoring throughout their term of service.
“Like spending an hour with Woodward and Bernstein in 1975. Incredible.”
Feedback on an off-the-record Q&A with investigative reporter Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald, who broke the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking scandal
“This might be my favorite RFA training I’ve done so far! They had very practical advice for source-building and ethics. As someone who doesn’t report on police on a regular basis, but is looking at an intersection on my beat for a project, their advice was super accessible.”
Feedback on a session about covering police, led by Jamiles Lartey and Simone Weichselbaum of The Marshall Project
“I loved this, thank you! My takeaway will be the opportunity to both confront the struggles and trauma of this work and to also acknowledge the solutions and healthy coping mechanisms at my disposal.”
Feedback on a session about building resilience, led by Dr. Elana Newman of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
In addition, Report for America provides targeted support. First-year corps members take part in an initial training and orientation in June to prepare for the year ahead. Third-year corps members take part in a leadership program to help them lead from wherever they are within an organization.
In addition to training sessions and workshops, corps members have access to free memberships to a list of leading journalism organizations, a supportive community of Report for America corps members and staff, and rich online archive of training videos and tip sheets.