The Scope is a digital social justice magazine. We are committed to serving communities in Boston that traditional media often overlook. We recognize that there are many excellent local news organizations in Boston and our aim is to work alongside and support these voices, not compete with them, by uncovering local stories of justice, hope and resilience. We welcome diverse perspectives on areas including housing, race, criminal justice and LGBTQ rights. The Scope is an editorially independent project of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. It receives funding from The Poynter Institute, through the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship, a new partnership between the Poynter Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation.
Original reporting, in-depth analysis, important questions.
Meet Boston’s leading changemakers, read about their successes, their challenges and hopes for the future.
Thought-provoking takes on the issues that matter to Boston’s communities.
From protests and legal reform, to housing development and community activism, read local news from in and around Boston.
Long-term projects and special series, highlighting the unique characteristics and challenges faced by Boston’s neighborhoods.
Managing Editor of Content
Alexa Gagosz is a recent graduate of Suffolk University and current Masters of Media Innovation student at Northeastern University. She hailed from a small, sleepy town in the southeast corner of Connecticut until she started her life over at 18 when she moved to Boston. Almost instantly, she discovered what made her thrive: journalism. She filled the position of Editor-in-Chief of The Suffolk Journal, where she rebranded an 80-year-old, archaic collegiate newspaper and brought it into the digital age and ended up earning second place for Best Newspaper Apple Award in the country. She was also the Acting International News Editor and helped pull a a win for Best Website with the Associated Collegiate Press. She has clips and multimedia work in the Hartford Courant, Chicago Tribune, ABC News and the Norwich Bulletin.
In the future, it is her personal goal to figure a way to “save journalism” in the sense of salvaging the newspaper industry. It is no secret that the subscription to a newspaper is a gift to those who find reading the truth and documentation of humankind priceless, however, there is a growing percentage of the population that do not find it as popular. It’s Alexa’s intention to rid that stigma.