The GroundTruth Project’s mission is to support a new generation of journalists, through opportunities, mentorship, training and support. Explore GroundTruth’s programs and resources below.


Reporting Fellowships: Fellowships include safety training, funding for reporting time and expenses, and editorial support and mentorship to produce a reporting project, which is typically published by a prominent media partner, as well as on the GroundTruth website. Learn more


Report for America: This initiative places emerging journalists into host newsrooms across the country for a year of service. In addition to working as a reporter, corps members also do a service project, such as helping a local high school with its student newspaper. Learn more


Emerging Photographers: This program curates the work of talented photographers with less than five years of experience who have not yet had their work widely distributed. Learn more


GroundTruth Podcast Incubator: This program provides emerging audio reporters and producers with the support they need to create an audio documentary for the award-winning GroundTruth podcast. Learn more


Navigator newsletter: This newsletter from The GroundTruth Project delivers practical advice and a list of opportunities for early-career journalists. It arrives in your inbox every other Tuesday. Sign-up here or check out past columns here.


GroundTruth newsletter: Keep up with new programs and initiatives at The GroundTruth Project, as well as award-winning work by emerging journalists, with this weekly newsletter. Sign up here 


The GroundTruth Field Guide: This field guide is meant to help foreign correspondents stay safe and carry wisdoms from veteran journalists with them. Download or read more  


GroundTruth Field Guide, 2018 edition for Report for America: This is a special version of our field guide focused on reporting in the United States. Download 


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