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.

I am always looking to learn from smart people who are doing the good work, and Gather is an amazing group of people who believe and demonstrate every day that the future of media is collaboration – between journalists and with our communities.
— Damon Kiesow, University of Missouri
When you’re juggling a million different tasks and sprinting from one deadline to the next, Gather helps to see the bigger picture and connect with people who feel the same pain but mainly joy of advancing community-centered journalism.
— Kim Bode, News Deeply
As a media industry writer aiming to report on useful real-world innovations, I have found that Gather’s active community shares bright ideas and brilliant questions which often help guide my work and some lessons we at Nieman Lab share.
— Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab
Before I joined Gather’s community, I spent hours searching for the best content to improve my job as an engagement editor. Now I’m part of a generous community that shares amazing reads, conversations and insights that immediately go to my “to-read” list.
— Jorge Caraballo, NPR’s Radio Ambulante


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 the University of Oregon's School of Journalism & Communication.