What's Gather?

Gather is a project + platform to support community-minded journalists and other engagement professionals.


Why Gather?



Find peers in other newsrooms.

Stay in touch after conferences.

Join a "community of practice."



Host a lightning chat.

Share insights and best practices.

Organize a project team.



Browse case studies.

Find jobs, fellowships and funding.

Get inspiration delivered to your inbox.

After a career so far in arts education, community organizing, and documentary engagement, I know transformative change starts with deeply listening to, seeing and connecting with people.
— Alisha Saville, California Newsreel
believe that newsrooms and journalists have more to gain by working together, both with other journalists and with the communities they serve, than they do by working in isolation.
— Joe Amditis, Center for Cooperative Media
I draw inspiration from the engagement projects of others to think about how our work can be enlivened, and to know the broader landscape.
— Summer Fields, Hearken
Engagement work is often lonely and I want the people who do this work to feel like they have colleagues and friends to learn from and bounce ideas off of.
— Joy Mayer, Mayer Media Strategy


This project is funded by grants from the
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the News Integrity Initiative.


Gather is a collaborative project led by the Agora Journalism Center,
the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement,
at University of Oregon's School of Journalism & Communication.