A unique theory of trust building in engagement journalism that proposes journalists move to an ethic of care as they prioritize listening and learning within communities instead of propping up problematic institutions.
Welcome to Gather
Gather is a project + platform to support community-minded journalists and other engagement professionals. Our mission: make journalism more responsive to the public’s needs and more inclusive of the public’s voices and diversity, by helping journalists, educators, and students who share these values find each other, find resources and best practices, and find support and mentorship. Learn more about Gather.
CapRadio produced the After The Assault participatory journalism project to investigate what the aftermath of sexual violence is like for survivors by sharing power over how their stories are told.
In this Lighting Chat, the panel of experts identify and talk about all the ways in which you’re probably project managing — even if it’s not in your job title — and learn tools and best practices to support your work.
“Gather folks really care about journalism, telling stories and looking for different ways to reach people in their communities with the information they want and need. I want to make a difference in creating relationships with people outside our audience.”
“I believe engaged journalism and solutions journalism can elevate the relevance and reach of our reporting. I also see a need for a public square for journalists to come together and share what is (and is not) working. Gather is a forum for these things.”
“I love learning from the community (case studies! weekly newsletter! pet channel!) — it’s super inspiring to see the different ways individuals and organizations are chipping away at parts of the puzzle.”