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Overview


Gatheran Engaged journALism Collaborative

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Overview


Gatheran Engaged journALism Collaborative

"The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed yet."
 

ABOUT GATHER

 

Engagement. It’s the buzzword du jour in journalism these days, but ask 10 journalists to define it, and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. Does “engagement” mean boosting social media metrics? Hosting live events? Responding to readers on Facebook? Sending out newsletters? All of the above!?

Gather’s mission is to help journalists, researchers, and educators shape the future of engagement by tackling these questions together. When it launches publicly this fall, Gather will provide a digital hub for engaged journalism’s community of practice, a place where engagement pros can learn (and shape) best practices, connect and collaborate with colleagues around the country, and help develop a shared vision for journalism’s relationship with the public.  

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Who's Gathering


WHO'S GATHERING

Who's Gathering


WHO'S GATHERING

steering and advisory committee members

The Gather platform is being co-designed in collaboration with our steering and advisory committees, which include journalists, technologists, researchers, and engagement practitioners

Our fantastic steering committee members are: Andrew Haeg, founder and CEO of GroundSourceAndrew Rockway, program director at the Jefferson Center; Ashley Alvarado, manager of public engagement at Southern California Public Radio; Carrie Watters, contributions editor at the Arizona Republic; Chris Faraone, co-founder of Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) and editor of DigBoston; Heather Bryant, JSK fellow at Stanford; Jake Batsell, associate professor at SMU and author of Engaged Journalism: Connecting with Digital Empowered News AudiencesJeanne Brooks, senior advisor to the Local News Lab and co-founder of Shine Squad; Keegan Clements-Housser, freelance journalist; Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for innovation at the Scripps College of Communication and president of Journalism That MattersNiala Boodhoo, startup host and executive producer of The 21st; Pamela Behrsin, senior editor of audience and engagement at CALmatters; Peggy Holman, co-founder of Journalism That Matters and author of Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into OpportunityRodney Gibbs, chief product officer at The Texas Tribune; Simon Nyi, program manager for media and journalism at Illinois Humanities; Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent, John S. Knight fellow and visiting scholar at the Human Sciences and Technology Advanced Research Institute.

The steering committee also includes the six members of our core working group: Andrew DeVigal, project executive director and chair in journalism innovation and civic engagement at Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement, at University of Oregon's School of Journalism & Communication; Ben DeJarnette, curator / project and product manager; Joy Mayer, community manager and engagement consultant; Justin Yuen, tech advisor and founder/president of FMYIRegina Lawrence, executive director of the Agora Journalism Center; and Yve Susskind, evaluator and co-owner/principal of Praxis Associates, LLC.

 

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

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