Is There A Hole In Your News Coverage? Report For America Wants To Help You Fill It

Orlando-based Spectrum News 13 recognized its coverage was missing a beat. So, in June 2020, it brought on Molly Duerig, a multimedia Report for America (RFA) journalist, who earned her master’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, to cover an underreported topic — the central Florida housing crisis. Report for America, a nonprofit national organization that recruits and supports a corps of young reporters around the country, is hoping that more local stations will hire people like Duerig — one of the few RFA journalists to join a TV newsroom.