Hearken is an audience-driven platform enabling journalists to partner with the public to create relevant and high performing stories.
THE HEARKEN FRAMEWORK
We're flipping the traditional model on its head, enabling you to know before you report that your audience will find your work relevant.
Hearken means: to listen. We believe listening to your audience first, not last, makes for better everything.
The Hearken Platform
We've built a custom technology for cultivating and managing audience engagement. Say goodbye to losing valuable input from your audience on endless Twitter feeds, tucked-away corners of Facebook. Hearken helps you take back your relationship with your community and directly serve their information gaps and needs.
Curiosity & Voting Modules
ALL MODULES ARE EASILY EMBeddable on major backend CMS's, including wordpress and core publisher
Fully customizable and easy to configure, Hearken modules integrate seamlessly on your website
The Hearken administrative backend allows you to quickly and easily organize audience engagement, collaborate across the newsroom, view and download data and insights, and create new modules to embed and attract audience engagement on your sites and all over the web.
Easily configure a white label, standalone site for your general ASSIGNMENT or special feature series. standalone sites can collect questions, host voting rounds, and display other stories you have produced using hearken.
How Hearken fundamentally changes journalism.
Much in the way Threadless figured out how to pre-sell t-shirts, and how Kickstarter builds community and demand in advance of a project, Hearken sources interest for articles before a journalist ever puts pen to paper (or finger to keyboard). Readers CAN tell journalists what they want to read and vote on the best ideas, validating interest in those ideas before effort is put into reporting.