On the Ground

We asked our Report for America corps members to take a step away from daily reporting for their host news organization, and bring us to their community through writing, photography, audio and video. We call this collection of essays “On the Ground.” 

These dispatches provide what we call ‘ground truth’ — a sense of place, a feeling for life in their community and a view from the ground. These essays explore what people are talking about and the issues they face, the kind of insights  that can only come from being there and providing the service of local reporting in the community where they live.