Detroit Public TV’s already strong commitment to incisive, impactful local journalism was given an important boost with the announcement that Report for America has approved $40,000 in funding for two new reporting positions on its One Detroit and Great Lakes Now teams.
Report for America is an acclaimed national program established to place talented, emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities.
“We are honored to have been selected for funding in this national competition,” said Rich Homberg, president and CEO of Detroit Public TV. “It demonstrates the depth, integrity and impact of the work of our journalists in their coverage of public affairs and environmental issues.
“Under the leadership of Ed Moore, our associate vice president of content, their reporting is receiving increased national recognition and, more importantly, having an impact on the communities we serve.
“I can guarantee that we will put this money to good use in the service of the public and journalism.”
The One Detroit reporter will cover early childhood education and crucial policy issues affecting young children in Metro Detroit and will be situated in the One Detroit offices at the Detroit Historical Museum in Midtown Detroit.
One Detroit has developed an award-winning model for community-based, solutions-oriented local journalism in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. At the same time, Detroit Public TV is well-known and highly respected for its children’s programming and increasingly for its work in the community with educators and parents to prepare young children for school and a lifetime of learning.
This additional reporting position will allow One Detroit to report on the many factors – political, economic and social – that have caused Detroit and Michigan to lag the rest of the nation in student readiness and academic performance.
HOW TO APPLY
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020.
Questions about the position can be directed to Report for America here >