About the Project
With our mediascape changing by the day, we need tools that help us adapt and put trust over transactions. Engagement journalism builds trust in communities by reporting with communities rather than "on" them. Meetr measures the value of community engagement during and after a project through two easy steps.
Step one takes journalists through a series of discussion questions on how community engagement informs their practice while step two asks them to complete a survey based on the discussion questions. By periodically scoring their engagement throughout a project, teams and journalists can track the impact of their engagement as Meetr calculates and graphs the scores.
News organizations such as the Ohio County Monitor, Capital Public Radio, and Alaska Public Radio News have utilized Meetr to assess and evaluate their engagement techniques, which is foundational for institutional change. Additionally, meetr.city has been used by civic innovation projects in municipal governments and civil society organizations in Romania and the United States.