Podcast: “Why the Future of Journalism is Collaborative” — in conversation with Heather Bryant
Earlier this term we were fortunate our first Demystifying Media speaker for Fall 2018, Heather Bryant. The talk is part of a year-round series which brings leading academics and industry thinkers to the SOJC.
Heather’s talk, Demystifying: Why The Future of Journalism is Collaborative?, is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.
A podcast interview, touching on some of the key lessons from the talk as well as Heather’s other work and interests can be found on iTunes and below.
This conversation includes case studies, such as Broken Philly (brokeinphilly.org) and the Solutions Journalism Network project Mountain West News (thewholestory.solutionsjournalism.org/networ…c824c3), ingredients for collaboration success, and challenges that the industry needs to address in terms of collaboration, reaching underserved communities and valuing journalism outside of major markets.
About Heather Bryant
Heather Bryant is the founder and director of Project Facet, an open source infrastructure project that supports newsroom collaboration with tools to manage the logistics of creating, editing and distributing collaborative content, managing projects, facilitating collaborative relationships and sharing the best practices of collaborative journalism.
As a 2016–2017 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, she researched how to make collaboration easier and more effective for newsrooms.
This year, she published the Collaborative Journalism Workbook and works with the Center for Cooperative Media to chronicle collaborative projects from around the world in the Collaborative Journalism Database. Her work includes managing the Collaborative Journalism Slack and doing trainings and workshops on effective, meaningful editorial collaboration.
Heather’s work is at the intersection of journalism and technology. As an award-winning journalist and editor, she has worked on initiatives in data, social media, interactive storytelling and multi-platform reporting.
She is also a full-stack software engineer and is building new tools and projects to explore how technology can better serve journalism and reach diverse audiences.
If you’ve not already read then, then I highly recommend a few posts that Heather has written on newsroom (and journalistic) prejudice, why journalism has a class problem, and her recent Google/Knight Foundation talk at Newsgeist on how journalism is failing audiences and communities.