Report Local—Issue No. 4

Every month, our Report Local newsletter delivers a round-up of impactful journalism to your inbox. With stories from Report for America corps members plus examples of significant public service journalism from local news organizations across the country, Report Local showcases and celebrates the power and promise of local news.

In Issue No. 4, we highlight a moving “On the Ground” essay from corps member Manny Ramos of the Chicago Sun-Times, who reflects on the police shooting death of a beloved barber from Chicago’s South Side. And read about how corps member Alexandra Watts is teaching students in the Mississippi Delta documentary skills so they can tell stories about their communities, and a Q&A with Eric Shelton of Mississippi Today. We also feature great work from Caity Coyne, Mallory Falk and Samantha Max.

In the local journalism section, read a powerful collaborative investigation on abuse in the Southern Baptist church community from The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, plus an investigation into the discriminatory effects of civil forfeiture in South Carolina from The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail. We also highlight great work from Capital Public Radio and Boston’s WGBH.

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