hearken means "listen"
We help news organizations listen to their audiences, engaging the public as a story develops from pitch through publication.
Using Hearken’s consulting and software services, our partners get deep audience engagement that leads to original, high-performing content, along with valuable data and insights.
THE HEARKEN FRAMEWORK
We've flipped the traditional model on its head, enabling you to know before you report that your audience will find your work relevant.
Listening to your audience first, not last, makes for better everything.
The Hearken Platform
We've built a custom toolset for cultivating and managing audience engagement. Stop 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 needs.
Curiosity & Voting Modules
All modules are embeddable on content management systems, including WordPress and Core Publisher.
Fully customizable and easy to configure, Hearken modules integrate seamlessly on your website.
Engagement Management System
The Hearken EMS (Engagement Management System) 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.
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.