Vanport Mosaic Festival 2022

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


Black News Future: Part 3

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.


More journalism startups are building their businesses around a community-first approach

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.


The Agora Journalism Center Launches New Website Announcing Our Renewed Vision

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.