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AP to host 2 Report for America journalists

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press will add two journalists dedicated to local news coverage in Connecticut and New York as part of the 2019 Report for America program.

Working with local AP editors, the reporters will provide statehouse coverage for our member news organizations and customers, with a focus on criminal justice and mental health issues.

Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, facilitates the placement of journalists in a variety of U.S. news organizations to report in underserved areas across the country.

“We are excited about the collaboration with Report for America, which pairs the organization’s commitment to local news with AP’s national footprint and customer distribution network,” said Noreen Gillespie, deputy managing editor for U.S. News.

AP is one of 35 news organizations announced today where Report for America’s 2019 corps members will work beginning in June. A full list of participating organizations is available online.

The deadline to apply for the Report for America 2019 class is Feb. 8.