Heather Bryant

Founder & Director
Project Facet, USA


Heather Bryant is the founder and director of Project Facet, an open source infrastructure project that supports newsroom collaboration. She began her career in journalism in Alaska, working for KTOO Public Media. In 2015, she took a brief break from journalism to teach software engineering in San Francisco. That same year, she was awarded a Knight Prototype Grant to investigate technology needs for collaborative journalism. As a 2016-2017 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, 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. Bryant is also a researcher and writer exploring the intersection of technology, journalism and class, publishing work with the Membership Puzzle Project.

About Project Facet, USA

Facet is the infrastructure of collaborative journalism providing journalists and their partners with a open source collaborative ecosystem that makes it possible to manage the multifaceted challenge of planning and executing collaborative projects across different platforms with partners of various sizes and resources. Facet provides newsrooms with secure 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.

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