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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

 

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

Gather was built by and for a community of practice of engaged journalists, but that doesn't make it an exclusive club. There’s room for diverse motivations, goals, and strategies here—and we’re excited to learn about yours!

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want to Get Involved?

Request an invitation to join Gather's public beta (coming soon). Or check out the Let’s Gather Medium publication for our latest news.

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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; 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 seven 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 FMYIKeegan Clements-Housser, project producer and freelance journalist; Regina 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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