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.
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.
Each corps member is paired with a mentor who is uniquely positioned to help them excel in their roles and who will provide continuing support throughout the year. For instance, Caity Coyne’s mentor at the Charleston News-Gazette is Eric Eyre, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of opioid dumping in West Virginia.
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.