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WMUK selected for Report for America position


WMUK will be one of nearly 220 newsrooms with a Report for America corps member next year.

WMUK-FM has been selected by the nonprofit group Report for America to host a journalist beginning next year. WMUK’s reporter will cover stories for a beat called “rural meets metro.” It’s designed to explore the connections between areas which can seem far apart in many ways, including politically. WMUK was one of 30 newsrooms selected this year to join RFA . In total corps members will be working at nearly 220 newsrooms across the United States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Report for America places journalists at media outlets across the country, providing partial funding for the positions. RFA, which is part of the GroundTruth project, is seeking a more sustainable model for journalism and to restore trust in media.

“Far too many Americans desperately need reliable, fact-based information to make decisions about their daily lives, and a growing number of local newsrooms are turning to us for support,” said Kim Kleman, senior vice president of Report for America. “We were blown away by the breadth of applications we received, and only wish we had the ability to bring on even more newsrooms this year.”

Now that the newsroom selections have been made, Report for America is seeking talented, service-minded journalists to join its reporting corps—a two-year program (with an option for three years) that delivers a wide range of benefits to its corps members.

“Report for America provides a unique opportunity for journalists to pursue meaningful, local beat reporting that sadly is missing from many of today’s newsrooms,” said Earl Johnson, director of admissions at Report for America. “Beyond talented reporters and photojournalists, we are looking for a diversity of individuals who see journalism as a calling, who want to make a difference within their communities.”

The deadline to apply is Jan. 30, 2023. Report for America is hosting a number of information sessions between now and then. To learn more, visit

About Report for America

Report for America is a national service program that places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities across the United States and its territories. By creating a new, sustainable model for journalism, Report for America provides people with

the information they need to improve their communities, hold powerful institutions accountable, and restore trust in the media. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to rebuilding journalism from the ground up.

Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.