The seven members, one for each Oakland district, will be reading the organization’s stories and giving feedback to ensure they stay true to their founding values. This paid group of community advisors is the heart of The Oaklandside’s Mission Metric
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.
What if poverty coverage was more personal? Instead of throwing abstract numbers and figures around, what if stories showed people living under the poverty line? People clearly had stories to tell during such uncertain times. Thus began an engaged journalism project.
Panelists Jason Strother and Dr. Jaipreet Virdi discuss common accessibility issues in journalism as they relate to those who are hard of hearing and those with low vision.
“I’m interested in helping to eliminate barriers that keep journalism and information sharing exclusive. I love that Gather not only shares examples of how to create collaboratively with communities but is a collaborative community itself!”
“I find myself more and more drawn to the cohorts who are doing this kind of relationship-building work.”
“I love learning from the community (case studies! weekly newsletter! pet channel!) — it’s super inspiring to see the different ways individuals and organizations are chipping away at parts of the puzzle.”