Jennifer Brandel is CEO and Co-founder of Hearken. She began her career in journalism reporting for outlets including NPR, CBC, WBEZ, The New York Times and Vice, picking up awards along the way. In 2012 Brandel founded the groundbreaking audience-first series, WBEZ’s Curious City, and is spreading this public-powered journalism model around the world via Hearken. Her company participated in the Matter VC accelerator in San Francisco and took home the prize for “Best Bootstrap Company” at SXSW in 2016, and won the 2017 News Media Accelerator. Brandel was awarded the Media Changemaker Prize by the Center for Collaborative Journalism. She’s passionate about women-led-everything.
- Make It and Take It Engagement Strategy Workshop — ONA17, September 18, 2017
- Optimizing for Trust in News — ONA17, September 18, 2017
- Community Engagement Models for More Inclusive Journalism — ONA15, September 23, 2015
- Solving for News: Real World Lessons From News Startups — ONA15, September 23, 2015