Heather Bryant | Founder & Director
Heather Bryant is a journalist and software engineer fascinated by the intersection of journalism and technology.
She is particularly passionate about helping small, rural and local news organizations collaborate and share content. She previously was digital services editor at KTOO Public Media in Juneau, Alaska, where she led a team building and managing the award-winning digital presence for a statewide television service and three radio stations. Her experiences at KTOO sparked her interest in improving editorial processes and ultimately led her to begin Project Facet.
Her work led her to a 2015 Knight Prototype Grant to support the user research and prototyping of Facet. Her time as a John S. Knight Journalism fellow was spent researching and working with newsrooms on editorial collaboration and building Facet.
Joel Burton | Engineering & Knowledge Management Consultant
Joel is an expert developer with a strong background in Python and web technologies. He is a longstanding contributor to several open source communities and projects, including Python, Plone, Django, and PostgreSQL. As a trainer, Joel has designed and taught courses on software and web development, and is the former Vice President of Education for Hackbright Academy, a software engineering school for women.
CALmatters Publisher and Chief Operating Officer
2017 JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford
Assistant General Manager for News & Public Affairs at KTOO Public Media
Melody Joy Kramer
Media and Audience Strategist
Director, Center for Cooperative Media
About the Advisory Board
The advisory board is made up of people who have an interest in collaboration in journalism and building tools to help newsrooms do their work, no matter their size or resource level. The board’s role is to guide and advise the development of Facet as a platform and an organization, providing perspective and advice in decision-making.