Daily Herald to be honored with grant by Report for America
Chicago-based newspaper The Daily Herald will be honored with a grant by Report for America. The grant will aim to financially aid the newspaper in partially funding three journalists who will expand the newspaper’s suburban news coverage.
Two of the reporters will be working on local news coverage in under-covered suburbs while the third reporter will focus on suburban state legislative campaigns in 2020 and local elections in the suburbs the following spring.
“We’re excited to work with Report for America,” Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen said, “as we strive in a challenging era for journalism to find new sources of support to enable us to meet our obligations to readers and the community. This grant will have a direct impact in strengthening coverage of the suburbs and keeping the public informed.”
Report for America pays half a reporter’s salary for a year. The Daily Herald’s Southern Illinois Local Media Group was also selected for funding for a reporter to cover the town of Chester, south of St. Lou is.
Journalists seeking to join the program can apply through Jan. 31 at reportforamerica.org.