The Colorado Sun has been selected as a Report for America host newsroom partner, joining an expanding network of more than 200 newsrooms benefiting from the support of this nonprofit program.
Through this partnership, The Sun will add a full-time photojournalist to its current newsroom staff of 13 journalists. Those interested in this position can apply here by Jan. 31, 2021.
“We’re thrilled by this national recognition, and even more excited about the great work we’ll produce with a photographer on our staff,” Sun Editor Larry Ryckman said. “This is going to be a fantastic opportunity to bring our visual storytelling to a new level and to expand our coverage of communities across Colorado.”
Report for America is a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. An initiative of The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit media organization, it is structured to harness the skills and idealism of an emerging group of journalists and- the creative spirit of local news organizations.
Report for America is a two-year program (with an option for a third) that delivers a wide-range of benefits to its corps members. Beyond paying up to half of the salary, it provides ongoing training and mentorship by leading journalists, as well as peer networking and memberships to select professional organizations.
The Sun will welcome its new Report for America corps member in June 2021. Those interested in supporting this position and supporting local journalism can go to coloradosun.com/contribute or email firstname.lastname@example.org.