Report for America Fund

Support local reporting on working class issues
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Woman in working

(Andy Bronson / The Herald )

“Every issue imaginable affects the working class.
I want to report on the topics readers value.”

– Katie Hayes, Report for America corps member

The Daily Herald, in partnership with the national service program Report for America, has hired Katie Hayes to report on the working class.

Hayes focuses on a segment of the community whose stories often go untold. That includes struggles with housing, employment, transportation, education, mental health, immigration, addiction, homelessness and a litany of other problems plaguing a population that more and more finds itself seemingly left behind.

Reporting for the community, by the community

Hayes is one of 300 journalists in the 2021-22 Report for America corps. Report for America places journalists in local newsrooms across the country to report on under-covered issues and communities, and they employ a unique funding match model.

The program pays half of a corps member’s salary for their year in a newsroom while encouraging and supporting local news partners to contribute one-quarter and local and regional funders to contribute the final quarter.

This approach promotes shared investment in local journalism – community reporting for the community and by the community.

Help us raise $25,000 before June 2022 to support the valuable work Hayes does.

The Daily Herald maintains editorial control over content produced with fund resources.


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Our partner

Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project a nonprofit journalism organization that is a registered 501c3.

The Daily Herald’s Report for America Fund accepts tax-deductible contributions from individuals, nonprofits, corporations, local businesses, philanthropic foundations, and others who want to shed light on working class issues.

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