NEWS ORGANIZATIONS (apprenticeship, September 30) / by Bear Guerra

Via Report for America:

“CALLING ALL LOCAL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS: Bring a talented, emerging journalist to your community! Our application period for 2020-2021 Report for America host newsrooms is now open.

Applications for news organizations to host a corps member are now open. Any type of news organization can apply.  The application is simple. The key questions:

  • What are the coverage gaps in your community?

  • What specific beat(s) would you create for RFA corps members to fill that gap?

  • Can you deliver your (and your community’s) share of the reporter’s salary?

Quick and easy. If your newsroom is selected, Report for America pays about half of an entry-level salary. The rest is split between the news organization and local donors. The reporter becomes an employee of your newsroom, serving for one to two years, starting in June 2020.”

DEADLINE: September 30.