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Applying for ProPublica's Local Reporting Network
Applications are now open for three spots in ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network. We’re seeking local journalists who are interested in investigating wrongdoing and abuses of power in their communities.

Applications are due 11:59 p.m. PT on February 16.

Please join us for a webinar on January 20 at 3 p.m. ET for a Q and A about the application process.

Our new partners will begin work on April 1, 2022 and continue for one year. ProPublica will pay the salary (up to $75,000), plus an allowance for benefits, for each full-time reporter. Local reporters work from and report to their home newsrooms, while receiving extensive support and guidance for their work from ProPublica. The work will be published or broadcast by your newsroom and simultaneously by ProPublica.

This group of projects is made possible by a grant from Knight Foundation and is open to local nonprofit journalism outlets that are members of the Institute for Nonprofit News; to public media organizations; and to news organizations (nonprofit or for-profit) in communities supported by Knight Foundation programs: Aberdeen, South Dakota; Akron, Ohio; Biloxi, Mississippi; Boulder, Colorado; Bradenton, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; Columbus, Georgia; Detroit; Duluth, Minnesota; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Gary, Indiana; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Lexington, Kentucky; Long Beach, California; Macon, Georgia; Miami; Milledgeville, Georgia; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Palm Beach County, Florida; Philadelphia; San Jose, California; St. Paul, Minnesota; State College, Pennsylvania; Tallahassee, Florida; and Wichita, Kansas.

Applications should be submitted by newsroom leaders for a particular project and a specific reporter. Freelancers are also welcome to apply, but must submit a joint application with an eligible news organization willing to publish their work.

Want to apply? Great! Have questions? Reach us at local.reporting@propublica.org.

Jan 20, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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