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Service Corps Bolsters Local Journalism And Maybe Democracy

Report for America
In its second year, Report for America is placing 61 journalists in 50 ne ws organizations across the country.

You’ve heard of service organizations like the Peace Corps or Teach for America that try to address critical needs in underserved areas. Well now there’s a public service program that tackles the dearth of local news reporting in communities across the country,. It’s called Report for America. I spoke with the co-founder Steve Waldman about why he thinks local journalism  is one answer to protecting our democracy.

Alice Daniel was News Director for KVPR from 2019-2022. Daniel has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and more than 25 years of experience as a print and radio journalist.