The opportunity now is to shepherd and accelerate a transition to an emergent civic media system. This new ecosystem looks different from what it will replace: while the commercial market rewarded information monopolies, what is emerging now are pluralistic networks
Welcome to Gather
Gather is a project + platform to support community-minded journalists and other engagement professionals. Our 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. Learn more about Gather.
CapRadio produced the After The Assault participatory journalism project to investigate what the aftermath of sexual violence is like for survivors by sharing power over how their stories are told.
In this Lightning Chat, we discussed the challenges posed to journalists by the platforms and strategies for how newsrooms can think differently about serving their audiences online.
“I learned about Gather and it was a complete game changer. Having the opportunity to think and create with innovative media professionals across the world is an absolute dream! It’s impacted my work in immeasurable ways.”
“I heard about Gather and thought, “Yes, this is the group I need!” I joined the library last December after six years in documentary news and came to Gather to find support and ideas and to meet colleagues in the broader field of engagement.”
“I’m passionate about using search engines and optimizing for them for the good of newsrooms and of their audiences. I would love to have the conversation around sharing news via search get as big as the conversation around social, and hope I’m doing my part!”