Who are we?
The Scope is an experimental digital magazine focused on telling stories of justice, hope and resilience in Greater Boston. We are editorially independent and operated by Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. We practice journalism as an act of service, working to connect communities, inform civic life and amplify voices that are often overlooked or mischaracterized by traditional media. Our work is available for free on a variety of digital platforms and is intended to supplement, not compete with, the city’s existing news outlets.
Find out more about our mission here.
The Scope will embrace a variety of techniques including solutions journalism, restorative narratives and “less-extractive” reporting in an ongoing effort to redefine the relationship between journalists and the communities they cover. On occasion, we will also experiment with new technologies and storytelling techniques with the goal of sharing best practices with other local news organizations and journalism educators.
Read more about our ethics and values here.