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The dozens of independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news organizations that make up the Rural News Network are developing the broadest news alliance reporting on rural America. These newsrooms are pursuing coverage that provides a more complete picture of what it means to live and work in these communities.

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  • Rural News Network

    Falling Short

    With on-the-ground reporting and data analysis assistance from USA TODAY and Big Local News at Stanford University, seven RNN newsrooms explore what significant new federal staffing requirements would look like for residents.

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    Rural Realities

    People are growing more skeptical about the value of higher education. This five-part series explores how institutions and students are meeting their educational needs and the demands of today’s rural workforce.

  • Rural News Network

    Speaking out

    The nearly 14 million people of color who live in rural America face unique challenges. This six-part RNN series explores the issues these communities are facing and what some are doing to change their fates.


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