Dear news organization,                                         
We're so glad you're considering applying to Report for America. We're a nonprofit national service organization for journalism that partners with newsrooms to help cover under-reported topics and under-covered communities. We find talented journalists for newsrooms, pay part of their salary, and offer tons of support. You can learn more details here. 

You stand the best chance of becoming a Report for America host newsroom if in this application you can show: 

NEEDTell us why the beat you're proposing is vital to your audience and to the community. We're wowed by important beats that no other newsroom in your area is covering, or covering well. Also, why do you need our help to support this position?

SUPPORTWe look for newsrooms where corps members will receive good editing and mentoring, so they can do their best work.

A COMMITMENT TO FUNDRAISINGWe ask our host newsrooms to try to raise money from local funders to pay for part of their corps member's salary. Our development team can help you do this. We believe local philanthropy is key to strong local newsrooms and want to work with partners that believe this, too. 

This application is for prospective newsrooms applying for their first RFA corps member or members, and current host newsrooms applying for one or more additional corps members. Please fill out only one application, even if you're requesting multiple corps members.

Do not use this form to renew your current corps member; we'll send you a separate application for that in a few months.

QUESTIONS? Email RFA Operations Director David Reed Fox at

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