Hearken means “listen.”

We help news organizations listen to the public as a story develops from pitch to publication. Our unique model is called public-powered journalism.

Using Hearken’s consulting services and platform, our partners generate deep audience engagement that builds trust, generates original, high-performing journalism, yields valuable data and attracts more paying subscribers.

Hearken partners receive expert training, consulting, our custom platform called the Engagement Management System (EMS), data reports and entry to our global community of best practices.

Hearken has proven to be a foolproof way to identify story ideas that are basically guaranteed to connect with readers. Nearly every time we do a Hearken-based story, it soars to the top of our analytics.
— Andi McDaniel, Senior Director of Content and News, WAMU

WHY PUBLIC-POWERED JOURNALISM? 

Traditionally, newsrooms don't get the benefit of public feedback and insight on stories until it's too late ‒ after time and money have been spent reporting and publishing.

Hearken corrects for this process flaw. Newsrooms partners make top-performing, award-winning, relevant and original stories that serve their audiences directly using our unique methodology and technology.  

 

Journalism industry leaders are weighing in on Hearken, too. 

WHAT ELSE ARE PEOPLE SAYING? CHECK OUT THE 100+ ARTICLES WRITTEN ABOUT HEARKEN


A few of our more than 100 newsroom partners around the world: 

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