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Steven Waldman

Steven Waldman is co-founder and president of Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities. It is an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. He is also coordinator of the Rebuild Local News coalition.

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Stories by this Author

  • Opinion

    The Missing Piece in How Foundations Can Fight Polarization

    It turns out that strengthening local news might be just as important as other remedies.
  • Opinion

    How Philanthropy Can Save Local News — and Our Communities

    The demise of local news organizations is sabotaging nearly every mission foundations and donors care about. Foundations can lead the way in ensuring businesses, government, and small donors contribute to the reinvention of the news industry so it truly serves our democracy.
  • Opinion

    Opinion: Philanthropy Can — and Must — Save Journalism

    Charles Sennott and Steven Waldman argue that it’s time to stop thinking of nonprofit journalistic organizations as Band-Aids and instead turn them into entities as big and powerful as the United Way and the Red Cross.