August 13, 2022

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RJ welcomes Report for America journalists

In June, the History-Journal welcomed two new reporters to its newsroom as a result of Report for The united states, a countrywide support group committed to supporting high-quality neighborhood journalism.

The application matches local newsrooms with talented journalists who perform to provide in-depth protection on underreported concerns and communities. RFA partly cash the positions with the nearby news group giving matching resources.

Signing up for the History-Journal are Lau Guzmán, a latest New York University graduate, and Cris Villalonga-Vivoni, a Boston School graduate, who last yr been given a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Guzmán is assigned to deal with neighborhood Latino communities as aspect of the Document-Journal’s Latino Communities Reporting Lab. Tale topics to day have integrated a new state-funded scholarship to increase trainer range in districts like Meriden, profiles of Caribbean Us citizens contributing to the nearby neighborhood and expatriate voting amid Connecticut and New York residents in the Colombian nationwide elections.

Villalonga-Vivoni addresses the freshly designed well being equity defeat, with the latest tales like the position of restoration coaches in combating opioid habit, the escalating trend of foraging for food stuff and the influence of federal funding cuts on university nutrition systems in Meriden and other communities.

Guzmán and Villalonga-Vivoni are among much more than 300 journalists selected for the 2022-23 RFA reporting corps, joining the staffs of much more than 200 regional news organizations throughout all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.

“Together, our rising and knowledgeable corps members will make tens of countless numbers of posts on critically less than-included subject areas — universities, federal government, health care, the setting, communities of coloration, and a lot more,” said Earl Johnson, director of admissions at Report for The us, in a assertion.

“The History-Journal’s participation in Report for The united states is a incredible chance to even further fortify the area group via high-excellent journalism with a distinct focus on underserved communities and underreported matters,” stated R-J controlling editor Eric Cotton. “Lau and Cris are two key examples of the remarkable expertise picked for RFA placements and we are excited to welcome them aboard and assistance their perform.”

RFA is a two-year application. For the first calendar year of a placement, RFA cash 50 % of a journalist’s wage even though newsrooms fund the other 50 % as a result of a blend of internal funding and nearby donors, which includes unique donations. In the second and optional third calendar year of a placement, RFA needs a much larger contribution from regional newsrooms. 

Simply click here to help the work of these two journalists in the area group.

Nationally, the 2022-23 cohort of journalists incorporates a sizeable number of corps users returning for a next or third year, in accordance to the software.

This is the Report-Journal’s 1st yr collaborating in RFA. 

RFA is an exertion by The GroundTruth Undertaking, a Boston-dependent nonprofit information business. Funding will come from numerous sources such as the Knight Basis, Meta Journalism Venture, Google News Initiative, and the Robert Wood Johnson Basis.

To learn extra about Report for The united states go to www.reportforamerica.org.