Report for America is accepting applications through Sept. 30 from news organizations interested in hosting journalists in their newsrooms.
Report for America and America's Newspapers hosted a webinar Sept. 9 with full details. The webinar was presented by Norman Parish, director of recruitment for Report for America, and Kim Kleman, senior vice president of Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project. You can follow up with the presenters at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Through this program, Report for America will pre-screen emerging journalists who meet your needs, and pay half their salary, up to $25,000. The local newspaper and local donors split the rest, though Report for America can help you raise the local share. The local newspaper makes the final reporter selection. And they work for you — not for Report for America.
What newspaper couldn't benefit from having another great staffer in their newsroom?
The application will ask newsrooms to identify specific gaps in coverage in the community, drawing attention to under-covered communities or issues. It also requires applicants to craft a beat that would seek to address those gaps.
Launched in 2017, Report for America is a national service program that places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities.
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