Meet the Hosts

Agora Journalism Center seeks to articulate a vision and practice of journalism that are inextricably linked to the health of our democracy. Journalism, as a public mission, is inseparable from community: journalism builds on and cultivates healthy, flourishing communities; healthy, flourishing communities depend on the cooperative creation, transparent access and public distribution of knowledge in the interest of democracy. The creation and distribution of knowledge in the public interest, as judged by the public, is at the heart of vital civic life.

Journalism That Matters is a nonprofit that convenes conversations to foster collaboration, innovation, and action so that a diverse news and information ecosystem supports communities to thrive. We believe journalism matters most when it is of, by, and for the people.

Thanks to our Major Sponsor

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

We also want to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for their support in travel stipends to help several underrepresented journalists and engagement strategists to attend Elevate Engagement.