Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists

Report for America is looking to add more than 50 newsroom positions next summer and applications are now open for local newsrooms interested in partnering to host early-career and experienced journalists for up to three years. The application deadline is Sept. 13 and newsrooms will be publicly announced in December.
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Report for America unveiled its 2024 Impact Report last night to a room filled with journalists, media industry leaders, philanthropists and other supporters of local journalism at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. While the focus of the evening was panel discussions on growing statewide support for local news in Minnesota, sharing the report was an opportunity to underscore the unique benefits the nonprofit program brings to local journalism across the nation.
Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter falsely accused by Russian authorities of spying, was sentenced to 16 years in a high-security penal colony, after being wrongfully convicted in a hurried, secret trial that the U.S. government has condemned as a sham.
Earlier this month, Deb Gruver, a former reporter with the Marion County Record, and Gideon Cody, the police chief who led the raid against the paper last year, reached a $235,000 settlement in her case. Gruver said she plans to start a journalism scholarship with some of the money.
If this were a typical presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s selection of JD Vance as his running mate on the Republican ticket would have likely dominated media discussions for a week or two. This is not a typical presidential campaign.
The media should reembrace journalism’s mission of informing the citizenry about vital issues.
Tiktok thrives on short, engaging videos that are often set to music, incorporate trending hashtags, emojis, images and use creative effects. The key to success on TikTok is authenticity and creativity; elements that resonate well with the high school audience.
Interviewing parents whose babies died following failures in hospital maternity care is highly sensitive work and not something journalists are traditionally trained to handle.
Proceedings in the secret trial of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich are set to resume Thursday, almost a month earlier than originally scheduled after a request from his defense team, according to the Russian court where he faces a false accusation of espionage. 
Starting the week of July 15, the Anchorage Daily News will shift from publishing its print newspaper six days a week to two days a week. The move will enable the ADN, which has the largest digital news audience in Alaska, to focus on digital efforts and be sustainable into the future, leaders of the organization said.
The Associated Press and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced they will work together to ensure AP’s election content and services are accessible to local newsrooms in battleground states ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
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This handy, one-stop reference helps staff get organized and stay in sync for live events.
The role of local news has long included the power and function of convening, whether by design on the newsroom’s side or by demand on the community’s side. Today, journalists are more intentionally activating their roles as community convener, conversation facilitator and resource connector.
The answer: Employing local journalists and focusing on solutions and specifics, according to a news organization called Global Press
Time flies. One day, you are taking a short-term assignment. Turn around, and you find yourself as the senior surviving “former publisher" of The News. Bern Mebane invites you to a quick journey back in time, as The News aged from 97 to 125.
J-school educators are turning to virtual reality, actor simulations and video “micro-learning” to better prepare journalists to cover disasters, violence and human suffering.
The community newspapers in Dyersburg, Tennessee, and Brazil, Greencastle and Greene County, Indiana, will have new ownership starting Monday, July 1. Paxton Media Group is acquiring the titles from Cape Girardeau, Missouri-based Rust Communications.
New research in Science Advances suggests journalists don’t prefer simple headlines to complex ones, but readers do — and even if a story is complicated, reporters and editors may be able to boost readership with easy-to-read headlines.