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America Post-Roe

The responses from some states have been swift; 13 had “trigger laws” in place, intended to ban abortion as soon as Roe was reversed. In many of them, a ban is currently in effect, and seven more states are likely to ban abortion soon. The implementation of each ban differs from state to state as do the specific penalties and exceptions. The procedure remains legal in 20 states with many of those states expanding access; but for the remaining states, the future of abortion access is uncertain.
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A new chapter in GroundTruth’s story

BOSTON – For the better part of 40 years, I’ve been practicing the craft of journalism and the art of storytelling. I’ve covered small town board meetings, big city cops, and courts, breaking national news and reporting from the frontlines of Afghanistan and Iraq. I have always been there on the ground, doing whatever it takes to find a good story.

The GroundTruth Project opens national search for CEO/President

BOSTON, June 30, 2022—The GroundTruth Project today announced that it will launch a national search for the role of CEO-and-President at the nonprofit journalism organization, which is home to Report for America and Report for the World. GroundTruth’s board of directors has assembled a search committee and looks to welcome its new leader by early 2023.

Job opening: Director of Corps Excellence, Report for America

Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. A national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities, Report for America is structured to harness the skills and idealism of an emerging group of journalists plus the creative spirit of local news organizations.

Report for America hosts 2nd annual Local News Awards

Report for America presented awards to journalists in a dozen categories and named a Mentor of the Year at its second annual “Local News Awards” ceremony, held at Loyola University Chicago, June 10. The celebration capped off the national service program’s “National Gathering 2022” which brought together hundreds...

Job opening: Program Associate, Report for America

Report for America is a national service program that places emerging journalists into local newsrooms to report on urgent under-covered issues and communities. It is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists. Report for America...

Job opening: Director of Information Systems (IS)

The GroundTruth Project is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. Our mission is to restore journalism from the ground up by supporting emerging journalists through field reporting that serves under-covered corners of the United States and the world. Our team is headquartered at WGBH in Boston, the flagship PBS station.

Turbines in their backyard: How a wind farm disrupted life in a Brazilian town

Imagine a noise similar to an airplane flying over your house at a low altitude. This is what residents of Sítio Sobradinho, a community of Caetés city, a rural area of Brazil’s Pernambuco state, hear all day. Since 2015, after Cubico Sustainable Investments, a British renewable energy company, built a wind farm in the area, the families living there have had their routines dramatically changed. The giant wind turbines’ constant noise is just one of their problems.

Job opening: Report for America Regional Manager- Corps Excellence- Region 7 ( Remote locations California, Oregon, Alaska, Guam and Hawaii)

Location: California, Oregon, Alaska, Guam and Hawaii. The Corp Excellence Regional Manager for Report for America is a key position within the organization. He/She is charged with overseeing the running of the program on a regional level from the perspective of the emerging journalists and the newsrooms that employ them. This position will cover Region 7, which encompasses Report for America’s newsroom partners and Corps Members in California, Oregon, Alaska, Guam and Hawaii.

Job opening: Data and Information Manager

Report for America is a dynamic, rapidly-growing answer to America’s crisis in local news reporting. Some 300 corps members work at newspapers large and small, public radio stations, TV stations, digital publications, wire services and investigative nonprofits. This year they will be in 250 newsrooms across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Job opening: Executive Assistant- Boston, MA (temporarily remote)

The GroundTruth Project is seeking a bright Executive Assistant with outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to support the CEO and COO. The individual will serve an important part of a fast-growing organization. This person will be expected to perform a variety of executive tasks, help keep long term projects on track, and handle more urgent requirements. An ideal candidate is responsive, thoughtful, self-directed, positive, and seeking a challenging role.

Trevor Noah got the press corps thinking about how we need to be better. Here’s an area we really need to rethink.

Watching Trevor Noah at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend was a good chance to laugh and a sobering moment to reflect. Given the way it was ricocheting around social media over the weekend, I have to assume you already caught at least a clip of “The Daily Show” host roasting President Biden, as is the tradition, and relentlessly teasing all those White House correspondents. If you missed it, check it out here for the laughs, and just be sure you watch to the end and catch Noah’s more serious and powerful closing.

Report for the World opens first-ever global call for local newsroom applications

BOSTON, May 2, 2022 — Report for the World announced today open applications for local newsroom partners anywhere in the world. The program — which currently supports 15 local reporters in six newsrooms across Brazil, India, and Nigeria — will, for the first time, welcome applications from prospective host newsrooms in an open call that will expand the program’s support to up to 30 total reporters globally by the end of this year.