The Institute for Public Service Reporting is a professionally staffed newsroom dedicated to civic-minded journalism. Our robust, independent investigative reporting and in-depth explanatory journalism aim to promote a vibrant democracy, foster inclusiveness, and enrich the lives of the people of Greater Memphis, including its many underserved communities. We do this while providing hands-on training to university students who will become our community’s next generation of journalists. Our Values: We believe in the Fourth Estate’s vital role in democracy. We value the journalist’s duty to impartially explore and explain complex issues that impact metropolitan Memphis and its citizens. We believe quality local journalism leads to an informed electorate and is among the highest forms of public service. We strive to promote fairness, accountability, equity, and inclusion. We are duty bound to prepare the next generation of journalists in support of this essential mission.