Gather is a project + platform to support community-minded journalists and other engagement professionals.
Our mission is to 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. Please check out and consider our community agreements to support an experience that makes everyone feel welcome and respected.
Who’s Behind Gather
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.
executive director of Gather and the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement, at University of Oregon’s School of Journalism & Communication
Alisha 王 Savson
research director of the Agora Journalism Center
The platform was co-designed in collaboration with our steering and advisory committees, which include journalists, technologists, researchers, and engagement practitioners. Our current fantastic advisory committee members are:
director, community engagement at Southern California Public Radio
social journalism program director at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
co-founder of Journalism That Matters
engagement editor at The Trace
News Voices organizing manager at Free Press
Emma Carew Grovum
newsroom strategist and tech/product consultant
Georgiana “Jo” Ilie
COO at Media DoR
director and founder
owner / principal of Praxis Associates LLC
Updated: June 2020