We believe in journalism, collaboration and the power of human relationships.

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.

Advisory Board
Marcia Parker

CALmatters Publisher and Chief Operating Officer

Dustin Bleizeffer

Director, WestNext

Katherine Rowlands

2017 JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford

Tim Olson

Assistant General Manager for News & Public Affairs at KTOO Public Media

Melody Joy Kramer

Media and Audience Strategist

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.

Facet Supporters

We’re thrilled to announce that Facet has been awarded an innovation grant from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

Facet was generously supported in it’s early development by a 2015 Knight Prototype Fund Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.