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Report for America Initiative aims to strengthen local journalism


The Daily Athenaeum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A new national initiative aims to strengthen local journalism.

On Jan. 9, the Reed College of Media hosted a panel at the Media Innovation Center to explain the mission of the new national initiative Report for America, which is part of the GroundTruth project.

According to its website, the GroundTruth project is “a nonprofit media organization dedicated to supporting a new generation of journalists and to adding increased knowledge and understanding on critical global issues through our enterprise journalism.”

Charles Sennott, founder and CEO of the GroundTruth Project, said the primary goal of the initiative is to bring reporters and more intensive journalism to smaller communities throughout the United States.

“We’re really proud to support furthering local reporting to areas and organizations that want to do more coverage,” said Sennott.

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