Support our media efforts and get involved in your local Forum. Help launch our Backpack Journalism Project to cover the state legislatures AND train the next generation of student civic journalists!
Organized through individual Forums in each participating state that function as editorial boards, the Forum helps stimulate public policy discussions by providing commentary pieces and other media materials written by experts
American Forum is a nonprofit media service created in response to specific requests from journalists, editors, and other media professionals who are looking for trusted and reliable well-written commentary and news on local, state and national issues. American Forum provides well-written commentary by local and state and national experts, as well as images, sound bites and video clips that help tell your story and get your messages out to the mainstream media through small town and rural media outlets as well as leading state, regional and national media. Forum op-eds and news stories appear regularly in media outlets around the country from the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi and the Miami Herald in Florida and Chicago Tribune in Illinois to the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, CBS News among others.
Democracy needs journalists. Thank you for the work you are doing to train more young people to do this important work.