Training and Mentoring

Report for America corps members receive training and mentorship from world-class journalists throughout their term of service.

Corps members take part in Report for America training.


Report for America collaborates with top journalists and journalism organizations to provide training opportunities that help corps members sharpen their skills, enrich their craft and build resilience.

Rock-star journalists demystify their craft

Top beat reporters lead in-depth training

Experts facilitate practical and empowering workshops

In addition, Report for America provides targeted support each year of the program. First-year corps members take part in an initial training and orientation in June to prepare for the year ahead. Second-year corps members have access to a $750 stipend to use toward an outside conference or training. Third-year corps members take part in a leadership program to help them lead from wherever they are within an organization.

In addition to training sessions and workshops, corps members have access to free memberships to a list of leading journalism organizations, a supportive community of Report for America corps members and staff, and rich online archive of training videos and tip sheets.


Each corps member is paired with a mentor who is uniquely positioned to help them excel in their roles and who will provide support and encouragement throughout the year. Our mentors are veteran, award-winning journalists from print, broadcast, digital, non-profit news and academia. They represent a diverse group in every aspect of the word and we are proud to have them supporting journalism and the next generation of journalists.

Peer Network

One of the best resources corps members have is their fellow corps members. If one corps member has a question, there’s a good chance another has the answer.

Corps members are connected through an online community where they can ask questions, share stories, and create their own groups and virtual events. Peer support is helpful not only for reporting, it’s also a key to mental well-being and resilience.

Once it’s safe to do so, Report for America will bring the corps members together in person so they can get to know each other better.