InvestigateWest is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a Report for America host newsroom. InvestigateWest will join an expanding network of some 220 newsrooms benefiting from the support of this nonprofit program.

Through this partnership, InvestigateWest will expand its coverage of democracy and extremism in the Northwest. Journalists interested in this position can apply here, by Jan. 30, 2023.

“We need deeper coverage of extremism, disinformation and other threats to democracy, and this reporter will investigate those issues on a full-time basis for InvestigateWest,” said Jacob Fries, executive director of the organization. “We’re grateful to Report for America — and to all the people who support InvestigateWest — for making this possible.”

Report for America is a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues and communities. It is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit media organization, and is structured to harness the skills and idealism of an emerging group of journalists plus the creative spirit of local news organizations — like ours.

Report for America is a two-year program (with an option for three) that delivers a wide range of benefits to its corps members. Beyond paying up to half of the journalists’ salaries, it provides ongoing training and mentorship by leading journalists, peer networking, and memberships to select professional organizations.

We look forward to welcoming our new Report for America corps member in the summer of 2023. Please consider supporting this vital mission to preserve local news by donating to InvestigateWest.

FEATURED IMAGE: Republican Rep. Rob Chase, running for re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, greets constituents at his booth at Valleyfest, a community event in Spokane Valley on Sept. 24. (Erick Doxey/InvestigateWest)