Announcing: the 2021-22 Report for America Newsrooms

Report for America is expanding its support to more than 200 newsrooms across the country for 2021-2022. Read more.

Below is the full network, including the new newsrooms and those that are continuing for a second or third year. Report for America has opened applications for more than 100 positions. View them here.


Anchorage Daily News / — Healthcare and public health in Alaska

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner — Health care in rural Alaska

KCAW — Coverage of Sitka and surrounding communities

KUCB — Regional reporting in the Eastern Aleutians.


Alabama — 1) Child wellness and mental health in Alabama 2) educational opportunity in Birmingham

Montgomery Advertiser — Alabama’s rural “Black Belt” region

WBHM — Education in Birmingham, AL



Southwest Times Record — Food insecurity and poverty in Fort Smith, AR



Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting — Health care crises on the Arizona-Mexico border and underserved populations across the state

KAWC Colorado River Public Media — Latino communities in Yuma County

Nogales International — Eastern Santa Cruz County, AZ

The Arizona Republic — African-American and Latino communities in South Phoenix — Government accountability and equity issues in Tucson



Associated Press–Data — State-by-state data journalism to serve legislative reporters nationwide

Black Voice News — Black community in the Inland Empire of Southern California (data journalist)

California News Desert & Trust Initiative — Local accountability reporting in California’s biggest news deserts

CALmatters — Poverty and opportunity in Sacramento and in the Inland Empire, part of The California Divide project (2 positions)

CapRadio & Sacramento Observer — Education in Sacramento area

inewsource — Growth and development in San Diego County’s backcountry

Long Beach Post — North Long Beach coverage, two positions

Lookout Santa Cruz — 1) Business 2) crime and courts in Santa Cruz

Mission Local — Inequality and income disparities in the Mission District of SF

Radio Bilingüe, Inc. — San Joaquin Valley Latino community

Redding Record Searchlight — Education, childhood trauma and the achievement gap in and around Redding

San José Spotlight — Vietnamese communities and San Jose

The Desert Sun — Native American issues in Riverside and San Bernardino; the growing senior population in the Palm Springs area

The Fresno Bee — Latino issues in Fresno and the region; childhood poverty in California’s Central Valley

The Mendocino Voice — The effect of environmental regulation on salmon runs, wild fires, the economy and other issues in Mendocino County, CA

The Mercury News — Childhood poverty in San Jose and for The California Divide Project

The Modesto Bee — Economic development, and its impacts, in Stanislaus County and the Northern San Joaquin Valley

The Oaklandside — Immigrant businesses; health problems from wildfires and COVID in Oakland

The Sacramento Bee — Asian-American issues in California

Ventura County Star — Equity in education in California

Voice of OC — Coverage of North Central Orange County


Associated Press CO — Colorado state legislature, with special focus on public health

Ouray County Plaindealer — Affordable housing issues among the working class in Ouray County

The Colorado Sun — Visual storytelling around Colorado


Connecticut Public — Connecticut’s Naugatuck River Valley, especially blue-collar families; Latino communities

New Haven Independent — Government accountability in Hamden, CT

The Connecticut Mirror — Photojournalism, education and criminal justice (3 positions), especially focused on communities of color

WNPR — Housing in Fairfield County

District of Columbia

DCist — Photojournalism involving minority communities in Wards 7 and 8 in D.C.

The Washington Informer — Health care in the Black community of DC


Delaware Public Media — Delaware State and local election coverage


el Nuevo Herald — Nicaraguan, Honduran, Dominican and other Latino communities; the presidential election through a local Hispanic/Latino prism

Miami Herald — Economic mobility in Dade County

Spectrum News 13 — Central Florida’s housing crisis

Tampa Bay Times — Seniors; health care and mental health

WUFT News — Racial justice in East Gainesville


Athens Banner-Herald — Communities of color in and around Athens, GA

Ledger-Enquirer — Covid-19 and health coverage; photography/videography covering healthcare

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution — Immigrant communities in Atlanta (two beats)

The Plug — Innovation and business start-up initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Guam Daily News — Poverty in Guam


Honolulu Civil Beat — Military and veterans affairs in Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser — Ethnic and cultural affairs on the island


Iowa Public Radio — Iowa statehouse, especially issues affecting underserved populations


Boise State Public Radio — Coverage of Twin Falls and Blaine County populations

Idaho Statesman — Watchdog education reporting for Idaho

Post Register — Rural healthcare in Idaho


Belleville News-Democrat — East St. Louis, IL ethnic communities; K-12 education

Block Club Chicago — South Chicago neighborhoods; Lakeview/Boystown/Lincoln Park areas, home to the largest population of the city’s LGBTQ community

Chicago Sun-Times — Chicago’s South and West side neighborhoods; photography in those neighborhoods (2 positions)

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting — Illinois agribusiness and status of workers

Northern Public Radio WNIJ — Pressing community issues such as substandard housing and police relations; cultural and spiritual community response in a Covid era

The Daily Herald (Arlington, IL) — Lake County community coverage


Associated Press IN — Indiana state legislature, with special focus on local elections and education funding

IndyStar — Education, health in Latino & Black communities of Indianapolis

WFYI Public Media — Criminal justice in central Indiana


Associated Press KS — Kansas legislature, with special focus on the disintegration of public services

The Community Voice — African-American communities in Kansas City; criminal justice system & African-American community in Kansas

The Wichita Eagle — Climate change in the midwest; issues facing the working class


89.3 WFPL News Louisville — Southern Indiana community coverage

Associated Press KY — Kentucky state legislature, especially issues affecting Appalachia

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting — Youth, social services and legislative accountability in Kentucky

Lexington Herald-Leader — Watchdog reporting in Eastern Kentucky; public health in Eastern Kentucky; photojournalism

Northern Kentucky Tribune, Kentucky Forward, Kentucky Center — Health coverage in Kentucky


The Times-Picayune and The Advocate — Healthcare; Florida parishes; St. Tammany Parish

WWNO 89.9 FM New Orleans Public Radio — Statehouse reporting in Baton Rouge


New England Public Media — Equity Team. covering racial socio-economic disparities, based in Springfield.

The Bay State Banner — How state legislative and city hall actions affect Boston’s African-American communities

The Berkshire Eagle — Statehouse reporting; data trends in Berkshire County

The Boston Globe — Boston’s Black neighborhoods

WCAI — Environment; southern MA coastal towns


Capital Gazette — Military affairs, covering the U.S. Naval Academy and Fort Meade

Maryland Matters — State elections, money and ethics; health policy, status of asbestos victims — Technology and economic development in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Baltimore (three positions)

The AFRO-American Newspaper — Business news affecting Baltimore’s African-American community

The Baltimore Sun — African-American neighborhoods in Baltimore; Latino neighborhoods in the city

WYPR 88.1 FM Your Public Radio Corporation — The health crisis facing Baltimore in the face of COVID-19


Maine Public — Refugee communities in the state

Pine Tree Watch (Maine Monitor) — Statehouse; education; energy; and health reporting


Associated Press MI — Michigan legislature, with special focus on infrastructure; also U.S. House races

Detroit Free Press — Economic mobility in Detroit

Detroit Free Press + Politifact — Fact-checking of Michigan politicians during election season and beyond

Detroit Jewish News — Generational shifts among Detroit-area Jews — Local businesses and nonprofits in Flint, MI; community photography

Michigan Chronicle — Detroit politics, for African-American audiences

The Hastings Banner — Barry County, Michigan

Traverse City Record-Eagle — Indigenous communities in Northern Michigan; using data to tell stories of local and state issues and trends


Associated Press MN — Minnesota legislature, especially activity related to energy and environmental policy

MPR News — Hispanic communities in Minnesota

Sahan Journal — Immigration policy, especially affecting the Hmong, Somali and Latino communities in Minnesota; immigrant education; photojournalism

Twin Cities Public Television — Causes, effects and solutions to racial disparities in Minnesota


Kansas City PBS — Rural issues in Missouri, two positions

St Louis Public Radio — Issues in metro East area in Illinois

St. Louis American/Type Investigations — Business reporting/economic development in St. Louis Black community

The Beacon — Intersection of health and environment; data reporting on local government; and four positions in Kansas

The Kansas City Star — A team approach to coverage of gun violence, 3 positions


Associated Press MS — Mississippi state legislature, especially actions affecting the poor

Sun Herald — Coverage of Vietnamese and African American neighborhoods


Associated Press MT — Gubernatorial and Congressional election coverage, plus state policy issues in Montana

Bozeman Daily Chronicle — Photography in rural Montana

Montana Free Press — Native American issues in Montana

Yellowstone Public Radio — Montana statehouse; Native American issues in Montana and Wyoming

North Carolina

88.5 WFDD/La Noticia — COVID-19 recovery and the Latino community in Forsyth County, NC

Associated Press NC — North Carolina state legislature, especially health care, education and prisons

Carolina Public Press — Watchdog labor issues in North Carolina and Appalachia; accountability reporting on election issues

Mountain Times Publications — Watchdog environmental reporting in western NC

North Carolina Health News — Gender health, inmate/prison health and other topics

The Charlotte Observer — Affordable housing crisis in Charlotte; the status of poor and minority communities in a prosperous city

The Charlotte Post — Healthcare, African-American community in Charlotte

The News & Observer — Housing, gentrification and legislative accountability in North Carolina

WFAE — Equity beat

WFAE 90.7 / La Noticia (Joint Application) — Charlotte’s growing Latino community

North Dakota

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead — Statewide business issues; the fall and rise of rural America


The Reader – El Perico — Latino community Omaha, especially COVID-19 impact

New Hampshire

Concord Monitor — Local educational issues in Concord; healthcare and related issues affecting seniors

Granite State News Collaborative — New Hampshire statehouse

New Hampshire Public Radio — Latino communities in southern NH

Valley News — 1) Environment and climate change in the Upper Valley and 2) general-assignment photography

New Jersey

Asbury Park Press — Housing shortages and poverty

New Mexico

Albuquerque Journal — Water resources in New Mexico

Associated Press NM — New Mexico state legislature, with a focus on education and poverty

Las Cruces Sun-News — Public education, especially for poor residents in Las Cruces

New Mexico In Depth — Urban Native Americans in Albuquerque

Santa Fe reporter — Economic conditions in Santa Fe’s Southside

Searchlight New Mexico — Healthcare, including mental healthcare, for New Mexico’s poorest residents


Associated Press NV — Nevada state legislature with special focus on water, education and health care

KUNR Public Radio — Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Nevada

Las Vegas Review-Journal — Non-profit and charity sector business reporting

New York

City Limits — Climate change and its implications for New York City

Democrat and Chronicle — Rochester, NY’s Puerto Rican community; public education in the “last in the nation” district

Documented — Immigration enforcement in New York City

New York Amsterdam News — NYC mayor, city council and city agencies

Spectrum News Buffalo — Mental health issues in western New York State

The City — Juvenile justice in the Bronx

The Haitian Times — Haitian community in Brooklyn; Little Haiti in Miami

The Riverdale Press — Housing in Riverdale, Bronx, NY

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council — Rural health care in southern NYS


Akron Beacon Journal — Minority and immigrant issues in Akron, OH

Associated Press OH — Ohio legislature, especially related to abortion, gun control and opioid settlements Enquirer — Government watchdog reporting in Northern Kentucky; Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in OH

Mahoning Matters — Watchdog reporting related to the decline in city services

Richland Source — Richland, Ashland County and Knox County in Ohio

Spectrum Columbus OH — Public health coverage in Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch — Rural issues in central Ohio; Somali, Bhutanese and other immigrant communities in central Ohio

The Devil Strip — Effect of economic forces on moderate and low income residents; healthcare

WCPO — Gentrification in Cincinnati

WYSO Public Radio — Climate change and environmental issues; food insecurity in southwest, OH


KOSU Radio — Agriculture and rural issues in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Watch — Oklahoma prisons; blight in northeast Oklahoma City


Associated Press OR — Oregon state legislature, with special focus on the tech boom and the crisis in housing affordability

Herald and News — A historic dam removal project and other projects; environmental photography

Statesman Journal — Agricultural workers and Oregon


PublicSource — Race relations in Pittsburgh

WITF — Latino communities in Reading and Lebanon and others; local Latino angle on elections

Puerto Rico

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo — Watchdog reporting on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico (three positions) and education reporting

Rhode Island

The Public’s Radio — Race and poverty in Newport, R.I.

South Carolina

Associated Press SC — South Carolina state legislature, especially problems caused by climate change

The Herald, Rock Hill— Economic issues in Chester County, S.C.

The Island Packet — Development issues in Jasper County, SC

The Myrtle Beach Sun News — Homelessness in Horry County

The State Media Company — Public housing and the Columbia Housing Authority


Chattanooga Times Free Press — Local coverage of religion in Tennessee

Commercial Appeal — South Memphis

MLK50: Justice Through Journalism — Poverty, power and public policy in Memphis and Shelby County, two positions

WPLN / Nashville Public Radio — Environmental equity; criminal justice in Nashville


Associated Press TEXAS — State legislature and the politics of climate change

El Paso Matters — Status of women in El Paso

Fort Worth Star-Telegram — Accountability reporting for the city of Arlington; environmental issues caused by rapid economic development

Houston Chronicle — Small businesses in Houston

Houston Defender Network — Schools in Houston

KERA/The Texas Newsroom — Border and immigration issues in El Paso; economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis; news deserts in exurban and rural Texas; medical and health reporting in Houston

KUT — Austin’s Hays County and the strains of rapid development; costs and benefits of suburban growth

Marfa Public Radio — U.S.-Mexican border communities

San Antonio Express-News — Political dysfunction in suburban towns; Texas Hill development and drinking water issues

Texas Public Radio — Business issues in Laredo and other border areas; Texas Hill Country

The Dallas Morning News — South Dallas ethnic communities

The Texas Observer — Reporter and photographer covering indigenous areas

The Victoria Advocate — Rural counties surrounding Victoria, Texas


Associated Press UT — Utah state legislature, especially the intersection of religion and state government

KUER — Indigenous issues in southern Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune — Government accountability in San Juan county; the status of women; Latino community in west Salt Lake City

The Spectrum — National parks; growth and related issues in Cedar City


Henrico Citizen — Education in Henrico County, VA

Rappahannock News & Foothills Forum — The changing nature of public services in Rappahannock County


Vermont Public Radio — Northeast Kingdom economic issues — Southern Vermont; Chittenden and Franklin counties, including government and schools


The Daily Herald (Everett, WA) — Working-class issues, including housing and health care, in Snohomish County

The News Tribune — Coverage of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military installation

The News Tribune, in partnership with The Olympian, The Bellingham Herald, and The Tri-City Herald — Indigenous communities and Washington

The Olympian — Homelessness, its causes and solutions

The Spokesman-Review — Statehouse reporting in Washington State; healthcare in eastern Washington; D.C.-based beat to cover legislation affecting the Northwest


Green Bay Press-Gazette — Native American issues in Green Bay and Wisconsin

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Latino neighborhoods on the city’s south side; Native American and other under-covered communities

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service — Community reporting, two positions

Spectrum Milwaukee — Public health coverage in Milwaukee

Wausau Daily Herald — Population loss and its effects in Wisconsin

Wausau Pilot & Review — Hmong and other immigrants in Marathon County, WI

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Reporting — Criminal justice misconduct in Wisconsin

West Virginia

100 Days in Appalachia — White supremacy groups in Appalachia

Mountain State Spotlight — Health, business and database reporting in rural West Virginia (three positions)


Buffalo Bulletin — Photojournalism in Buffalo and surrounding areas

WyoFile — Education and schools in Wyoming

Wyoming Public Media — Reporting on Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation