"A group of journalists have decided to do something about the diminution of newsrooms at the local level. They’re making reporting part of a national service program.
Report for America, a nonprofit organization modeled after AmeriCorps, aims to install 1,000 journalists in understaffed newsrooms by 2022. Now in its pilot stage, the initiative has placed three reporters in Appalachia. It has chosen nine more, from 740 applicants, to be deployed across the country in June."
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