Report for America is a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. As a Report for America journalist, you’ll join a movement to strengthen communities — and democracy — through local journalism that is truthful, fearless, fair and smart. Our unique model pairs the skills and passion of emerging reporters, photographers and videographers with local news organizations across the country.
Join the Movement
We are made up of talented, service-oriented journalists who serve in under-covered areas, providing citizens with the information they need to improve their communities and hold powerful institutions accountable.
Benefits of Becoming a Corps Member
Report for America supports your growth and development as a journalist. Our corps members receive unparalleled mentorship and training through Report for America and our partner newsrooms, helping them develop into experienced reporters.
Report for America corps members cover a variety of beats, including healthcare, energy, statehouse, climate, education, city hall, local business, communities of color, photography and more.
Training and Mentorship
Report for America offers more than 70 training sessions per year from rock-star journalists and other experts, helping corps members sharpen their skills. We also pair you with a national mentor at the top of their game.
In addition to a robust peer network of fellow corps members who are covering similar beats and living in nearby towns, Report for America’s regional managers—deeply experienced, award-winning journalists— are assigned to support every corps member and partner newsroom.
Corps members volunteer their time on a student journalism or youth media project. The goal is to support the media literacy of young people by helping them produce stories about the world around them.
Springboard to Career Success
Report for America graduates get hired by their newsrooms or by other regional, national and international outlets. As corps members, they win dozens of state, regional and national awards.
REPORT FOR AMERICA program applications are now open!
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