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.
This conversation includes case studies, such as Broken Philly (https://brokeinphilly.org) and the Solutions Journalism Network project Mountain West News (https://thewholestory.solutionsjournalism.org/networking-solutions-journalism-and-solutions-bda469c824c3), 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.