SEJ Webinar: Report for America — How You Can Help Strengthen Local Journalism

Event Date: 
December 8, 2021
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Report for America: How You Can Help Strengthen Local Journalism
Wednesday, December 8, 2021   |   1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
All journalists welcome!

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Learn how to apply for 100+ job openings — including many environmental positions — with Report for America

Attend this webinar to learn more about Report for America and how to apply for more than 100 full-time journalism positions, including many environmental positions, 10 of which will be offered through a partnership with the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Society of Environmental Journalists. These 10 positions are part of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a new collaborative network meant to boost coverage of environmental and agricultural issues throughout the river basin.

Report for America Corps Member Journalists are part of a movement to strengthen communities, and our democracy, through local journalism that is truthful, fair, fearless and smart. Report for America helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by helping them find great emerging or experienced journalists and paying half their salary. Corps members are talented, service-oriented journalists who provide residents with the information they need to improve their communities and hold powerful institutions accountable.  

Journalists who join the Ag & Water Desk will get additional benefits, including working with a dedicated environmental editor and other expert journalists, being part of a collaborative team working on regional projects and getting expenses-paid travel to three training workshops.

Applications are open Dec. 8-Jan. 30. Get the inside scoop on how to apply at our webinar.


  • Meaghan Parker, Executive Director, Society of Environmental Journalists


  • Pam Fine, Corps Excellence Regional Manager, Region 4, Report for America
  • Kim Kleman, Senior Vice President, Report for America
  • Sara Shipley Hiles, Executive Director, Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk
  • Tegan Wendland, Editorial Director, Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk

Application Timeline:
The Report for America Corps Member Journalist application will open December 8, 2021.
Early Application Review Deadline: Submit your application by December 31, 2021.
Final Application Deadline: Submit your application by midnight, January 30, 2022.
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