Teitz to join San Antonio Express-News to cover growth

Liz Teitz will join the San Antonio Express-News to cover growth in the Hill County and along I-35. She will begin in June. Currently, Teitz is a reporter at Colorado-based weekly newspaper Ouray County Plaindealer and Report for America. She also covered state politics and higher education for Hearst Connecticut Media Group via the Hearst […]

Texas’ News-Journal, Report for America partner to enhance local journalism

The following excerpt was sent out: Report for America has announced that the [Texas-based] Longview News-Journal is one of nearly 30 new host newsroom partners, while opening applications for dozens of new reporting and photojournalism corps positions — to include a wide variety of beats — across the United States and Puerto Rico. “Far too […]

Taros to cover immigration for the New Mexican

Megan A. Taros has joined The New Mexican to do general assignment work and to rebuild the paper’s immigration beat. Previously, Taros was a South Phoenix reporter for the Arizona Republic via Report for America. Before that, she reported on Latinx issues  for the Magic Valley Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho via Report for America, […]

Daily Herald to bolster local climate coverage

The Daily Herald is strengthening local climate coverage through a partnership with Report for America. Editor John Lampinen said: “We intend to cover climate as local news. That means covering all the things that are or will take place — all the ways our lives will be affected by climate change, but also all the […]

Capital Gazette reporter Mongilio departs

Heather Mongilio, military affairs reporter and Report for America corps member at the Capital Gazette, has left. Previously, she was a health, social services and Fort Detrick reporter at Frederick News-Post and a courts and cops reporter at Times Media Group/Carroll County Times. She has also interned at Environmental Health News. She has also interned […]

VTDigger hires Thys as business/economy reporter

The following VTDigger.com announcement was sent out: The statewide, nonprofit news organization has established a new creative director position charged with overseeing design, marketing and user experience. It has also created a sixth regional reporter position focused on the Chittenden County cities and towns outside of Burlington. Among the new hires is veteran journalist Fred […]

Stringer to cover labor and employment for Wichita Eagle

Megan Stringer has joined The Wichita Eagle as a labor reporter covering issues facing the working class, labor and employment. Stringer writes: “I’m thrilled to be here talking with workers in the Wichita area about what matters most to them. From our aviation manufacturing employees to our hospitality and service workers, I know the Wichita […]

WYSO hires Welter as its new environmental reporter

WYSO in partnership with Report for America has hired Chris Welter as its new environmental reporter. Welter completed his radio training program at WYSO’s Eichelberger Center for Community Voices in 2017 before being appointed to his new post last week. He has also done conservation work and policy research on land-use issues in southwest Ohio […]

Sacramento Bee publisher departs amid pandemic rescheduling

Gary Wortel, president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee will be leaving the company effective immediately. He is one of the four executives across McClatchy whose jobs are being eliminated to reduce expenses and maintain journalism operations as the economic effects of the pandemic tighten. Lauren Gustus, an editor, will take on the role of […]

Report for America seeks Corps Excellence regional manager

The Corps Excellence regional manager for Report for America is an important position within the organization. As regional manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the program on a regional level from the perspective of the emerging journalists and the newsrooms that employ them. Report for America will be hiring five Corps […]