How listening sessions and a statewide media collaboration in Oregon can help re-earn the trust of the public
The Agora Journalism Center is partnering with the Vanport Mosaic to produce the Doers Gathering during their annual Vanport Mosaic Festival. Review the festival’s full program below and click on the items for more information. Event View Calendar View
No candidate on the Republican or Democratic ballot for governor was left out of this reporting effort
This panel will focus on the interface between local politics and media. It will explore the role of traditional journalism and editorials in influencing campaigns around Black issues, as well as look at examples such as the Rose Quarter development project and recent non-general elections.
The center is honored to collaborate with Bruce Poinsette and sponsor “Black News Future,” a 3-part panel series exploring the current state of Black news media in Portland and the future of the local landscape. Each panel features Portland’s Black media community
Where do you go to learn of news? What type of information is most important to you? How informed do you feel about things happening in your community? All of these questions, and more, are on the survey, which is
Oregon Capital Chronicle, Rural Development Initiatives and the Agora Journalism Center are leading regional virtual sessions to hear from Oregonians
Award-winning journalist, educator and former SOJC senior instructor, Lisa Heyamoto shares her insights on the intersection of media startups and community-centered journalism. As the director of Teaching & Learning at Local Independent Online News Publishers, she’s seeing that “the path to a successful news business isn’t simply about doing great journalism — it’s about meeting communities where they are, understanding their information and civic needs and providing clear utility and value.” In September, Lisa served as the guest curator on Gather, the platform led by the Agora Journalism Center to support community-minded journalists.
After an 18-month strategic visioning process that included many interviews, conversations and reflections with dozens of colleagues, collaborators, and fellow travelers, a renewed vision for the Agora Journalism Center emerged: to be the forum for the future of local news and civic health in Oregon and beyond. Along with this vision, we launched a new website that better tells the story of the insights and connections Agora has collaboratively produced, along with our many projects and reports.