Local journalism is hard work. Help us carry the load

Through my first decade in the field, Nora Hertel could see that local audiences did not feel well served as the media grew more polarized, nationalized and negative. So, she left in 2021 and launched her own news organization, Project Optimist.

Introducing the 2024-2025 RJI Fellows

Today, the Reynolds Journalism Institute announced the 2024-2025 class of RJI Fellows, each of whom will work to create and test practical, free resources for journalists and newsrooms.