MPR News Named Report for America Host Newsroom
Dec 10, 2020
Newsroom will host journalist focused on Minnesota’s Latino communities
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 10, 2020 – MPR News has been selected as a host newsroom with Report for America, a national service reporting program. Report for America places talented emerging journalists in newsrooms across the country to meet an identified gap in local coverage.
MPR News applied to be a Report for America host newsroom with the goal of expanding coverage and building stronger relationships with Minnesota’s growing Latino communities. The assigned corps member’s work will include extensive travel around the state. The journalist will focus on telling solutions-related stories that offer new perspectives on immigration and highlight people within the Latino community.
“We’re honored to have been selected to host a journalist in this role,” said Mike Mulcahy, interim managing editor of MPR News. “This reporter will help expand our coverage of an important community that has become a major part of Minnesota’s neighborhoods and economy. We’re also looking forward to welcoming a new colleague to MPR News and helping them grow in their career as a journalist.”
The Report for America corps member assigned to MPR News will be announced in April and will begin reporting in June 2021. The application period for the Report for America corps is open now through Jan. 31. The journalist assigned to MPR News will be selected from a pool of highly competitive candidates as part of the national competition.
Minnesota Public Radio is seeking donor support to go towards this project. Report for America encourages local philanthropy to support journalism by matching donations to this project up to $25,000.
About MPR News
MPR News has long been recognized as one of the foremost journalistic organizations in the Upper Midwest, reaching news consumers across all platforms. Reaching more than 500,000 listeners each week, the MPR News radio signal can be heard by 95 percent of Minnesotans. MPR News has received numerous awards for its reporting, including George Foster Peabody Awards, the Alfred I. DuPont Award and the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award. Visit mprnews.org for the latest regional, national and international headlines.
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