Training and Mentoring

Report for America corps members receive intensive training to prepare them for the year ahead, plus continued support and mentoring coordinated by The GroundTruth Project throughout their term of service.

Boot Camp

This intensive training is provided at the beginning of the term by world-class editors, technologists, academics and other supporters of the future of journalism including: Google News Lab, Society of Professional Journalists, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Poynter, Maynard Institute, Solutions Journalism Network, The Center for Investigative Reporting/Reveal and Online News Association.

Training includes:


Each corps member is paired with a mentor who is uniquely positioned to help them excel in their roles and who will provide support and encouragement throughout the year. Our mentors are veteran, award-winning journalists from print, broadcast, digital, non-profit news and academia. They represent a diverse group in every aspect of the word and we are proud to have them supporting journalism and the next generation of journalists.

Year-Round Training

Report for America provides year-round training and online events to help you enrich your skills and exchange ideas with fellow corps members. Topics: advanced audio training, going from good-to-great as a writer, how to protect yourself online, and more.