|Sofi Zeman, a recent University of Missouri|
graduate, is a new RFA corps member at
the weekly Uvalde Leader-News in Texas.
Charles Sennott, GroundTruth's founder and editor-in-chief, told his mailing list this week, "If you live in a big city or a small town where there are under-covered issues and overlooked communities and if you see a need for stronger local reporting on important issues like the environment, criminal justice, and health, please encourage your local news organization to reach out to us."
Earl Johnson, RFA's vice president of recruitment and alumni engagement, said in Sennott's email, “We understand the challenges today’s newsrooms face, not only finding talented journalists but also providing the mentorship and support they might seek. By partnering with Report for America, local newsrooms are better positioned to cover important issues, diversify their newsrooms, and grow sustainable, local support within their communities.”
RFA is also seeking mentors for its corps members, Sennott wrote: "The mentors are a diverse group in many ways, but they are bound together by a belief in our mission and are working hard to support and build the future of local journalism. So if you know a journalist who might have the time to help the next generation, or if you fit that bill yourself, please reach out."