Here’s a deadline you want to beat! Report for America offers early consideration for prospective corps members

Since becoming Report for America’s director of admissions, I’ve quickly learned that journalists are deadline driven. But if you’re thinking about answering the call to serve in our reporting and photography corps, you might want to get your application in today!

Yes, you have until Jan. 31, but for the first time we are offering early consideration to candidates who submit their applications by Dec. 31. This early application deadline will afford candidates the opportunity to receive early review for our exciting beat assignments here. And that means you could move to the head of the line for newsroom interviews, should we determine you’re the perfect match for one newsroom or another. 

Report for America provides a unique opportunity for journalists to pursue meaningful, local beat reporting that sadly is missing from many of today’s newsrooms. Beyond talented reporters and photojournalists, we are looking for a diversity of individuals who see journalism as a calling and who want to make a difference within their communities.

We expect to receive well over 2,000 applications for our newsroom openings this year—for 150 open positions. We want to read yours now. So don’t wait, go here to complete your application today. If you have questions, contact us at


About Report for America

Report for America is a national service program that places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities. Launched in 2017, Report for America is creating a new, sustainable system that provides Americans with the information they need to improve their communities, hold powerful institutions accountable, and rebuild trust in the media. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization with an established track record of training and supporting teams of emerging journalists around the world, including the recent launch of Report for the World in partnership with local newsrooms in India, Nigeria and Brazil.