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.
This Agora-led initiative helps to make journalism more responsive to the public’s needs and more inclusive of the public’s voices and diversity
To help connect people working in engaged journalism, the Agora Journalism Center recently launched Gather, a project and platform to support community-minded journalists and other communications professionals.
The project and platform help make journalism more responsive to the public’s needs and more inclusive of the public’s voices and diversity, helping journalists, educators, and students find each other, resources and mentorship.
The Agora Journalism Center at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon is launching a digital community that the launch team hopes will serve as a space for anyone interested in questions around how to make “journalism more responsive to the public’s needs, more representative of the public’s diversity, and more inclusive of the public’s voices.”