Report for America has opened its application process in the annual effort to increase the number of journalists serving under-represented populations. Interested newsrooms can apply to receive up to half of a reporters salary.
Report for America is a national nonprofit program that places talented, service-oriented journalists in newsrooms around the country. In 2019, they deployed 61 journalists to 50 newsrooms in 28 states and Puerto Rico to cover critical beats such as criminal justice, climate, public health, and education, with a focus on improving communities and holding powerful institutions accountable.
For 2020, Report for America aims to support 250 journalists. The organization's vision is to catalyze a movement of public service journalism that strengthens democracy by improving the quality and quantity of local news. Click here to learn more about how to become a host newsroom and apply by September 30. If selected, Report for America will assist in the selection of talented reporter. This program also provides training and pays half of the reporter's salary up to $20,000.
The 2019 recipients of the Report for America program included a number of local public radio stations including Wyoming Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WPLN and more.