OJA/Gather Award in Engaged Journalism 2021 Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the five finalists of the Gather Award in Engaged Journalism. We’re thrilled to see the diversity of engagement projects highlighted from El Tímpano, The Marshall Project, The New York Times, Arizona Daily Star/ProPublica and Anchorage Daily News/ProPublica. Check out all of the finalists for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards! Winners will be announced on October 15. The Agora Journalism Center is proud to be the sponsor of the OJA/Gather Award in Engaged Journalism.


5 ways SOJC faculty research has changed journalism

Faculty members in the school’s Agora Journalism Center have conducted innovative research projects on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to coverage of mass shootings. Their research has led UO faculty members and students, as well as professionals in the field, to better understand how journalists can best serve a changing world.


The Ethics of Engaged Journalism

Agora’s inaugural director Mike Fancher argues that engaged journalism involves the public as true partners, enabling journalism to become complete, more accurate, more trusted, and more meaningful.


Agora Journalism Center offers grants for engagement projects

The Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon, with support from Robert Bosch Stiftung and News Integrity Initiative, has launched the project “Engaging communities: reflecting on the work of engaged journalism.” News media organizations in Europe and North America can apply for grants to fund engagement activities.