With goals to bring more people of color into local newsrooms and produce reporting that fills coverage gaps and reaches new audiences, four National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates are recruiting reporters for a two-year project facilitated by NPR and backed with a $450,000 CPB grant. Although the initiative intends to recruit journalists of color, anyone can apply and be considered. Woods and Shula Neuman, executive editor of St. Louis Public Radio, agree that people of color have a particular authority and passion for the subject.
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