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Report for America launched [US]

Report for America launched [US]

Posted on September 22, 2017

Emerging journalists and local news organizations are invited to participate in a new program that seeks to strengthen local media.

Report For America (RFA), a project funded by journalists Charles Sennott and Steven Waldman with support from The GroundTruth Project, Google News Lab and others, will place journalists in local newsrooms in under-covered corners of America.

RFA is looking for reporting corps members to spend one year in a local newsroom, with the opportunity to renew. Newsrooms with a tradition of excellence and mentoring can apply to host a journalist.

For the first year, 50 percent of the journalist's salary will be paid by RFA, 25 percent by the local newsroom and 25 percent from local donors that the newsroom has to help find.

The first class of reporting corps positions across will start early 2018. Join the program now.

For more information, click here.