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Thursday, September 11

8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Student Newsroom

Location: Ohio Room
The Online News Association Student Newsroom provides an opportunity for students, faculty and professionals to work together on conference coverage. Each year undergraduate and graduate students are selected to showcase their multimedia skills as they report on the most innovative online news convention in the country. Students write, shoot, edit and post their stories in real time simulating the 24/7 news cycle. Mentors are on hand to help guide them through the process. It has been and continues to be one of the most valuable experiences for students and mentors alike.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
JOB FAIR

Location: Presidential Ballroom
Registration required
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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Note: These workshops are open to all conference attendees, but they each cost an additional fee.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Playing the News

Location: South America Room
When does a news "experience" tell the story better than a news "story?" This daylong workshop focuses on what's happening in the world of news games from election, budget, environmental and other exercises. We'll look at the creation, usefulness and ethnics of news games and searchable databases. And we'll hear from both the journalists and the programmers who build the games.
Registration required
Session agenda
Produced by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism Funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dynamic Websites for Newsrooms:
A Ruby on Rails Workshop with IRE

Location: Statler Room
You've heard the hype around Web frameworks like Ruby on Rails. Now see why. Investigative Reporters and Editors will host a one-day boot camp that takes you from the basics to a fully functioning data-driven application in Rails, the Web framework that drives eye-catching projects like Hulu, Scribd, Twitter and parts of several news Web sites, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and The Associated Press. This boot camp is geared toward those who already have some advanced skills and are interested in writing database-driven applications for the Web or for their own internal intranets. It's a soup-to-nuts course, in which you'll start with a blank slate and wind up with a fully functional, near Web-ready application. You'll go through a series of hands-on sessions that walk you through every step of the process.
• This workshop is sold out.
• Participants MUST bring their own laptops to participate.

1-4 p.m.
Like Minds:
Tailored Workshops for Newspapers, Magazines, Broadcast & Standalone Web sites

Location: Pan American Room
Spend some quality time with others like you, digging deep into issues and challenges facing your Web space. The session starts with Anthony Moor, an ONA board member and online chief from the Dallas Morning News, providing a "State of the Industry"presentation. Then attendees will break into groups for focused conversations. Invited leaders of each session: Catherine Sharick of Time.com for magazines; Dale Steinke of KING5.com for broadcast sites (TV & radio); Jennifer Carroll of Gannett for newspapers; and Neil Budde of DailyMe.com for standalone sites. These people or their co-leaders will be in touch with people who sign up in advance, so that you can seed the conversation with relevant case studies. The size of the smaller groups (10-20) will allow people to share specific examples, best practices and solutions to your particular challenges. This session is designed to deliver results, for veteran online leaders, but also to involve their counterparts who are also working to strengthen their product -- and their own skill set and mindset.
• Cost:, $20 ONA members, $30 non-ONA members
Registration required

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
ONA Video Workshop

Location: Federal B
Chet Rhodes of washingtonpost.com shows how to integrate video into your organization's website. Reporters and site managers will come away feeling like video is less daunting and more do-able.
• Lunch included
• This workshop is sold out

3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
J-School Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Location: South America Room
What should we teach aspiring journalists these days: Writing and copyediting? Multimedia productions? They need the right mindsets as well as skill sets. Learn how journalism programs around the country are seeding innovative ideas, launching hyperlocal news sites and breeding new media entrepreneurs.
• Dinner included
Session agenda
Registration required

5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Newseum Tour

Location: Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Sponsored by Yahoo, Pluck & The Washington Independent
Join us for an hour-long tour of the Newseum -- the 250,000-square-foot museum of news -- before our evening reception. The Newseum offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW at the corner of Sixth St NW. It is about a 30-minute walk from the Capital Hilton.

6:30-8:30 p.m.
RECEPTION

Location: Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Knight Conference Center, 7th Floor
Sponsored by Yahoo, Pluck & The Washington Independent

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Friday, September 12

8-9 a.m.
BREAKFAST
Sponsored by Agence France-Presse, AFP.com
Location: Congressional & State Rooms

8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Student Newsroom

Location: Ohio Room

CHANGE: Making a Good Intro/Outro for Your Podcast has been canceled and replaced with he following:

8-9 a.m.
Video Editing Basics

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
Use your default video editors (iMovie and Movie Maker) to turn 15 minutes of tape into 60 seconds of gold. This is an intermediate class for folks who have some experience with shooting video.
Tiffany Campbell, SeattleTimes.com


9-10:30 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: Keynote Speaker Tina Brown

Location: Presidential Ballroom

10:30-10:45 a.m.
COFFEE BREAK

Location: Capital Terrace

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Creating Detailed Runners and Graphics for Web Video

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
This intermediate-level class will teach folks that are already producing videos to kick their content up to the next level with easy-to-use graphics and overlays for lower-thirds, credits, intro slides and more. Give your content the legitimacy it deserves by adding the professional bells and whistles of the bigs.
Jody Sugrue, Independent Designer

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun: Site redesign

Track: How'd they do that?
Location: South America Room
What happens in Vegas, goes online. At least, that's the case at the Las Vegas Sun. Learn how the Sun's team was able to rebuild their site completely from scratch in just a few months. It went from a flat generated page, to a dynamic site with rich multimedia, data-driven interactives, and high-definition and mobile video. Learn how they did it.
Josh Williams, New Media Projects Editor, Las Vegas Sun
Tyson Evans, Editor, Las Vegas Sun

10:45-11:45 a.m.
ACAP: Should Publishers Adopt a New Standard?

Track: Emerging Tech & the Newsroom
Location: Federal Room
ACAP is a joint initiative of the European Publishers Council, the World Association of Newspapers and the International Publishers Association. For the first time ever, the newspaper, magazine and book publishing and search engine industries in Europe have worked together on a joint standard. Many aggregation websites have chosen to adopt a liberal attitude to copyright -- "it's OK until someone tells us it isn't" -- which means there is an enormous amount of infringing material being hosted by major companies. Leaving aside the question of whether or not this is reasonable, ACAP gives a way for publishers, or any content providers, to make permissions for their content known to aggregators in a way they can easily understand. European publishers have already started to implement and use ACAP. Could it work in America? What does that mean for the largest aggregators -- and publishers -- in the U.S.?
Marik Bide, Project Director, ACAP

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
LUNCH: Keynote Speaker Devin Wenig

Location: Presidential & Congressional Rooms
Sponsored by The Philip Merrill College of Journalism

1-2 p.m.
Advanced Photoshop Techniques

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Ten tricks that will truly enhance your Photoshop skills.
Location: Massachusetts Room
Esti Gerson, Independent Designer

1-2 p.m.
MSNBC.com Bridge Tracker

Track: How'd they do that?
Location: South America Room
In January, msnbc.com published a report on bridge safety inspections that included a groundbreaking interactive map enabling users to enter a route and then view data on every bridge along the way. The map, which used data from the latest National Bridge Inventory compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, featured every bridge that handles at least 10,000 vehicles a day. See how they put it together.
http://bridges.msnbc.com/
Bill Dedman, Investigative Reporter, MSNBC.com
Phil Zepeda, Interactive Producer, MSNBC.com

1-2:15 p.m.
The Next New Metrics

Track: Emerging Tech & the Newsroom
Location: Federal A Room
How do you measure success? Easy, page views. Or time spent. Or click through. Okay, maybe not so easy. This panel takes a hard look at Web site metrics and will show you new and emerging methods of audience tracking.
Sumita Singh, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Thomson Reuters Media
Dorian Benkoil, Founder, Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant at Teeming Media
Jon Gibs, Vice President, Media Analytics, Nielsen Online
Matt Cutler, Vice President, Marketing & Analytics, Visible Measures

1-2:15 p.m.
So You Want To Teach? Ha!

Track: Teaching & Learning
Location: Statler Room
There's a little more to this teaching stuff than guest lecturing. A former journalist and current college professor walks you through creating a syllabus, navigating your first teaching gig and dealing with students. With handouts on adjunct pay, information on teaching resources, and ideas on using technology in the classroom, this session is for any journalist who thinks he/she is ready to put down the pencil and pick up the chalk.
Amy Eisman, Director of Writing Programs, School of Communication, American University
Andrew Mendelson, Associate Professor and Journalism Department Chair, School of Communications and Theater at Temple University
Angie Chuang, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University
Christina Pino-Marina, Video Journalist

1-2:15 p.m.
Free Fact-Checking Online

Track: My Digital Beat
Location: Federal B Room
Did someone say free? Learn the secrets to using the Web to gather data and check your facts. We'll tell you what you should be scraping now to use for fact checking later. State voter registration rolls, crime reports and court records are only the beginning. Plus, we'll share some tips about how to organize your information once you get it.
Emi Kolawole, Staff Writer, Factcheck.org
Meg Smith, Researcher, Washington Post
Sandeep Junnarkar, Associate Professor, The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism
Chrys Wu, National Producer, CBS TV Digital Media Group

1-2:15 p.m.
Merging Newsrooms, Managing Drama

Track: Be an Evangelist
Location: Pan American Room
Throughout the industry, print, broadcast and online are mixing like oil and water . . . and more oil. What are the best practices around newsroom restructuring and editorial training? See how wikis are being used to share information inside the newsroom. Are journalistic standards evolving or devolving?
Anne Saul, News Systems Editor, Gannett Co., Inc.
Chris Krewson, Executive Editor for Online News, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Lee Banville, Editor, Online Newshour
Peter Horrocks, Head of The Multimedia Newsroom, British Broadcasting Company

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Make Your Own Interactive Map

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
Want to use Google Maps for more than directions to this weekend's party? This beginner/intermediate class will start by teaching you how to make a simple mashup on Google by adding pinpoints "by hand." Then we'll use an RSS feed for an auto-populated map that feeds your site fresh content.
Brad Heath, USAToday.COM

2:15-3:15 p.m.
New York Times Election Guide

Track: How'd they do that?
Location: South America RoomOn Super Tuesday, for the first time ever, the top page on the nytimes.com was NOT a story. It was the Times' data-driven election results map. The New York Times is using data in new innovative ways, while integrating raw information with analysis. Learn how the Times built the election guide and how they're approaching data design.
Aron Pilhofer, Editor, Interactive News Technology, The New York Times
Matthew Ericson, Deputy Graphics Editor, The New York Times

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Optimize and Monetize

Track: Emerging Tech & the Newsroom
Location: Federal A Room
Master the art of online advertising and understand what works for your site. Are you using excess inventory to your advantage? What do advertisers need? What do marketers think when they decide what to spend and where to spend it? Where are you going wrong?
Joe Apprendi, CEO, Collective Media
Ken Doctor, News Industry Analyst, Outsell
Mark Rose, Director for Sales Strategy, Tribune Company
Bob Benz, Partner, Maroon Ventures

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Putting Universities To Work:
Opportunities for Collaboration Between Industry and Academia

Track: Teaching & Learning
Location: Statler Room
This session will examine how industry and academia are collaborating, and how such collaboration could be expanded and improved. In the so-called "hard" sciences, academics are leading the commercial industries in research and development. How could journalism benefit from a similar model? In this session, newsroom managers will gain a better understanding of how industry-focused research in academia functions. Academics will find better ways to integrate applied research opportunities into the classroom.
Jay Rosen, Associate Professor, New York University
Paul Volpe, Deputy Politics Editor, Washingtonpost.com
Retha Hill, Director of The New Media Innovation Lab and Professor of Practice, Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism
Ryan Thornburg, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Using The Web To Generate Story Ideas

Track: My Digital Beat
Location: Federal B Room
If one thing has become clear in the last few years, your personal journal is no longer hidden under your red shirt in your third dresser drawer. Online communities exist around photos, videos, neighborhoods, schools and more. How can journalists tap into these communities to develop new story ideas? And how far is too far? Should you really be pinging and friending your councilmember?
Eric Janssen, Online Director, The Commercial Appeal
Jose Antonio Vargas, Reporter, The Washington Post
Alan Rappeport, Staff Writer, CFO.com
Chris Tolles, CEO, Topix

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Content Distribution in Emerging Markets

Track: Be an Evangelist
Location: Pan American Room
Increasingly, publications overseas are launching their first companion Web sites. When they do, they open doors to previously untapped markets. Many are looking for English-language content partners and new distribution schemes (mobile Web, SMS, and more). We'll explain the digital shifts happening in Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe and how other news organizations might find new business partners abroad.
Emilio Aliaga, Content and New Media Director, Televisa Digital
Ric Camacho, Vice President, Digital Syndication, Reuters
Hiram Enriquez, Programming Director, Yahoo! Hispanic Americas
Bernadette Lee, Vice President - Products and Partners, Marketwire

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Audio Post-Production & Mixing

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
This advanced hour-long training session helps audio regulars solve the top 10 post-production problems with easy fixes radio pros use everyday.
Doug Mitchell, Project Manager, Next Generation Radio, NPR

3:30-4:30 p.m.
National Geographic Web Design

Track: How'd they do that?
Location: South America Room
When it comes to innovative online design few news organization can match National Geographic. This year, National Geographic Magazine Online took home Webby Awards for best online magazine, best use of photography NGM.com and the People's Voice award in the magazine category. In this session learn how they approach design as they step you through one of their projects.
David Braun, News Director, National Geographic
Katie Parker , Senior Web Designer, National Geographic
Jim Webb, Recently Technical Design Manager, National Geographic Digital Media

4-5:15 p.m.
Hello, Semantic Web!

Track: Emerging Tech & the Newsroom
Location: Federal A Room
See the future with Apture and OpenCalais. Learn all about the next iteration of the Web, the Semantic Web, and start to understand how that will affect your news operations. We'll showcase Apture's layered approach to searching the Web and a new content management integration tool called Calais.
Tristan Harris, CEO, Apture
Tom Tague, Vice President, Clearforest Calais
Tiffany Shackelford, Consultant

4-5:15 p.m.
Integrating Web Journalism Into College Curriculum

Track: Teaching & Learning
Location: Statler Room
The way many programs have "integrated" Web journalism is to create an extra course or two. That doesn't cut it anymore. This session will explore ways to go beyond that approach and to make sure that all students -- whether they are taking a Web journalism course or not -- have an opportunity to learn about the importance of the Web as a news medium, practice the kind of journalism that it demands, and learn the skills they'll need to pay off their college loans.
Jim Stovall
Edward J. Meeman Distinguished Professor of Journalism
University of Tennessee
Regina McCombs, Faculty, Poynter Institute
Chris Harvey, Online Bureau Director, Lecturer, University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Mindy McAdams, Professor, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida

4-5:15 p.m.
Beyond Green

Track: My Digital Beat
Location: Federal B Room
Over the past year, reporters covering a diverse range of topics found climate change creep into their coverage. This panel considers how any (or every) reporter can get the data needed to make sense of how climate change is influencing his or her beat.
Kate Sheppard, Reporter, Grist
Richard Graves, Founder, Fired Up Media
Adam Glenn, Co-Founder, I, Reporter
Bud Ward, Editor, The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media

4-5:15 p.m.
Mobilize Your Audience!

Track: Be an Evangelist
Location: Pan American Room
You've got an audience: use it! Learn how to build and integrate user-generated content (UGC). Find out why UGC is more important than ever before and how it can help save traditional media.
Leonard Brody, Chief Officer and Co-Founder, NowPublic
Ellyn Angelotti, Interactivity Editor and Adjunct Faculty, Poynter Institute

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Your First Facebook API

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
Got an idea for a Facebook widget, but don't know where to start? We can help. Start by taking this class and learn the basics of Facebook widget-making.
Deryck Hodge, Washingtonpost.com

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Speed Networking

Location: Massachusetts Room

6-8 p.m.
RECEPTION

Location: Congressional & Senate Rooms
Sponsored by The Washington Post

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Saturday, September 13

8-9 a.m.
BREAKFAST

Location: Congressional & Senate Rooms
Sponsored by Marketwire

8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Student Newsroom

Location: Ohio Room

8-9 a.m.
Video Editing Basics

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
Use your default video editors (iMovie and Movie Maker) to turn 15 minutes of tape into 60 seconds of gold. This is an intermediate class for folks who have some experience with shooting video.
Tiffany Campbell, SeattleTimes.com

8:30-9:15 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: ONA membership meeting

Location: Presidential Ballroom

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker Robert Scoble

Location: Presidential Ballroom
• Recap: Scoble scrutinizes the future of web TV

10:30-10:45 a.m.
COFFEE BREAK

Location: Capital Terrace

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Put the Bling Back in Your Blog

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
Is your blog "flat?" If so, you need to let fly the inner marketer. We'll show you how to make a widget, pull in feeds, flesh out your blogroll, beg for link love, scare up some SEO, create a vlog and more.
Jesse Thomas, CEO, Jess3
Related coverage:
Session delves into multimedia skills as revenue generator
• Recap: Conference goers buzz about blogs

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Innovative Video

Track: How'd They Do That?
Location: Federal A Room
In the news industry, online video has often been seen as just another platform for distributing traditional TV packages. But photographers, videographers and digital journalists are starting to explore new ways of using video online. From shooting in unconventional ways to integrating it on a page, learn how one organization is taking video to the next level.
Garrett Hubbard, Video Journalist, USAToday.com

10:45-11:45 a.m.
10 Tech Trends You've Never Heard Of

Track: Emerging Tech & the Newsroom
Location: Federal A Room
See ten emerging technologies that you've probably never heard of, learn what's coming next and understand how all of it is impacting journalism. We'll introduce them, explain how they work and demonstrate how they can be adapted for use in online journalism. Everyone will leave with software betas/demos, explainer sheets for each technology and a whole new appreciation for tomorrow.
Amy Webb, Principal Consultant, Webbmedia Group
• Recap: Amy Webb gets technical

10:45-11:45 a.m.
The A-Plus Blog

Track: Teaching & Learning
Location: Statler Room
Some of the most prolific and effective bloggers write from one sentence to 100 words per post, posting 10-15 times per day. Some teachers expect their students to submit essay-length posts, which is easier to grade, but might be teaching them how to be "bad" bloggers. Meanwhile, students who have a hard time blogging sometimes say that they're not as clever/funny/interesting as the other people in the class. How do you teach good blogging skills? And how do you grade someone's blog without grading his/her personality?
Lou Rutigliano, Assistant Professor, Depaul University
Steve Fox, Faculty, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Barbara K. Iverson, PhD., Faculty, Columbia College Chicago
Leslie Walker, Knight Visiting Professor in Digital Innovation
University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Digital Media in Spain & Europe

Track: My Digital Beat
Location: Federal B Room
What lessons can be learned from the online news operations that publish their Web sites in Spanish? What obstacles are there to reaching international audiences? Learn about digital media trends in Spain and Europe from a panel of international journalists.
Daniel Garza, Co-Producer and Host , Agenda Washington
Lydia Aguirre, Director, El Pais Digital
Ferran Clavell, Head of Content, TV3 Digital
• Recap: New technology advances make Spain a media powerhouse

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Legal Issues

Track: Be an Evangelist
Location: Pan American Room
A panel of Internet law experts will discuss the legal issues that are on your mind. When can you be liable for content that your readers post? Are you better off policing user postings or remaining hands-off? Can other sites really post your headlines without your permission? What can you "borrow" from other sites? Why do Web sites display privacy policies and visitor agreements? Come armed with questions.
Barbara Wall, Vice President/Associate General Counsel, Gannett Co., Inc.
Sherrese Smith, General Counsel, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
Jon Hart, Counsel To the Online News Association, Dow Lohnes PLLC
• Recap: The legal side of online journalism

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
LUNCH

Location: Congressional & Senate Rooms

Noon-1 p.m.
Knight Grant Program

Location: South America Room
Join the Knight Foundation during lunch for a presentation on their new grant program.

1-2 p.m.
Using Twitter To Live Blog

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
In 140 characters, you can write well and overcome some minor technical hurdles when posting from a handheld or from a feed.
Leslie Bradshaw, President, JESS3

1-2 p.m.
The Washington Independent Cutting-Edge Online Coverage

Track: How'd they do that?
Location: South America Room
The Washington Independent launched in January 2008 with the goal of putting national news in context. The site's staff of professional editors and reporters quickly began experimenting with new forms of story telling to create a first-of-its-kind Webpaper. The innovation paid off. In just a few months, the site made its mark in the crowded Washington news field, picking up mentions in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper's, on MSNBC and on numerous political blogs. Learn how the TWI staff created buzz by turning traditional journalists into web-savvy writers, who offer original reporting, insight and voice in every story and blog post.
Allison Silver, Editor, The Washington Independent
Laura McGann, Managing Editor, The Washington Independent
Spencer Ackerman, National Security Reporter, The Washington Independent
Sridhar Pappu, National Politics Reporter, The Washington Independent
Mary Kane, Finance Reporter, The Washington Independent

1-2 p.m.
Fireside Chat: Online Video

Track: Emerging Technology & the Newsroom
Location: South America Room
Listen in on and take part in a discussion between two leading thinkers on the subject of online video as they discuss what they see as the future of the medium. They'll talk about how it has evolved, what they are doing with it and where they think it is headed.
Sanjay Trehan, CEO, NDTV Convergence Ltd.
Terry Moseley, Editor-In-Charge, Entertainment, Reuters Television

1-2 p.m.
Sharing the Research

Track: Teaching & Learning
Location: Statler Room
This panel connects The Industry with The Academy. Four academics give the quick-and-dirty version of their latest and best findings from research on online journalism. Research ranges from online business models to social networking modeling to surveys about Web feature use by young people. Then a short discussion will follow during which the audience can offer ideas for future research. Please come with your ideas!
Leslie-Jean Thornton
Assistant Professor
Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University
Marcus Messner, Assistant Professor, School of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University
Michelle I. Seelig, Professor, Journalism and Photography, University of Miami
Sue Robinson, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Donica Mensing, Associate Professor, Reynolds School of Journalism
Susan Keith

1-2:15 p.m.
Making Crime Pay

Track: My Digital Beat
Location: Federal B Room
Mapping crime data is so easy it should be, well, a crime. But that doesn't mean you know how to do it. Our experts will explain how to get clean crime data and map it.
Katy Newton, Video Journalist, LATimes.com
Laura Cochran, Senior Producer, Washingtonpost.com
Sean Connelley, Developer, LATimes.com

1-2:15 p.m.
Research That's Relevant:
What DiSEL Studies Advise about Everyday Usability and Design Decisions

Track: Be an Evangelist
Location: Pan American Room
Reprising a hit panel from last year, Nora Paul and Laura Ruel, will share their latest findings on usability and digital design issues.
Nora Paul, Director, Institute for New Media Studies, University of Minnesota
Laura Ruel, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

2:15-3:30 p.m.
Ethics 2.0: New Ethics in Age of New Media?

Location: Statler Room
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to help shape an ethics framework for online journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists! We're hosting a moderated discussion between a group of panelists and audience members outlining a handful of the ethical conundrums we all face today. In this special town hall-style session, the audience will have as much input as our panelists, starting with the Online Ethics Wiki.
Bob Cox, Founder, Media Bloggers Association
Mayhill Fowler, Citizen Journalist, The Huffington Post
Steve Fox, Faculty, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Andrea Panciera, Editor, Projo.com
John Poole, Multimedia Journalist, NPR
Patrick Thornton, Editor and Lead Writer, BeatBlogging.Org; Blogger at The Journalism Iconoclast.
• Recap: Is speed killing ethics?
• Recap: To Facebook or not to Facebook, that is the question


2:30-3:30 p.m.
So, I Have This Spreadsheet. . .
From spreadsheet to Web application by the shortest route

Track: Multimedia Learning Lab
Location: Massachusetts Room
You want to post your data online, but you don't have a staff of programmers or database administrators. For producers with HTML, CSS, and a little Javascript, this beginner class will step you through the process of transforming a small, simple Excel file into a working, searchable, filterable, sortable page.
Troy Thibodeaux, Database Editor, Associated Press

2:30-3:30 p.m.
L.A. Times: Setting-Up and Streamlining a Multimedia Newsroom

Track: How'd they do that?
Location: South America Room
It's one thing for a newspaper to produce great content, it's another thing to make that content work online. In this session, we'll learn how the L.A. Times is improving it's multimedia newsroom. See how they're improving traffic, keeping up profits, recruiting the right talent, finding the right tools and integrating with the traditional newsroom.
Meredith Artley, Executive Editor , LATimes.com

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Mobile Platforms

Track: Emerging Tech & the Newsroom
Location: Federal A Room
WAP is so yesterday. More and more people are relying on their mobile phones for digital content, while most news organizations have yet to adapt their journalism and their business models for mobile platforms. How are the iPhone and other mobile devices are changing the way we consume media? And what can we do now to prepare for the next wave of mobile devices?
Steve Safran, Founder, Lostremote.com
Erik Schwartz, CEO and Founder, Foneshow
Frank Gruber, Principal Product Manager , AOL People Networks Group
Jeffrey Litvack, Director Global Products Development, Associated Press

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Using The Web To Cover Healthcare

Track: My Digital Beat
Location: Federal B Room
Healthcare reporters have heaps of data at their disposal. The question is, how do you get it and what can you do with it? We'll show you which online tools can be used to cover hospitals, nursing homes and more.
Kristen Kurland, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
M. Asif Ismail, Reporter, Center for Public Integrity
Matt Chittum, Data Delivery Editor, The Roanoke Times
Scott Hensley, Contributor, The Wall Street Journal Healthcare Blog

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Catalyze Your Newsroom!

Track: Be an Evangelist
Location: Pan American Room
The only thing many journalists fear more than a fast-approaching deadline is new technology. But that need not be . . . Learn how to motivate your staff, cultivate young talent and adapt tools for your newsroom today!
Doug Mitchell, Project Leader, Next Generation Radio, NPR

3:30-5 p.m.
Super Panel
Extreme media makeover: How experts would re-do your business model

Location: Presidential Ballroom
How will journalism pay for itself in the years ahead? What's the business model online, beyond advertising? These pressing financial questions loom over newsrooms around the world. For the SuperPanel for ONA 2008, we've found four leaders in media and journalism to help us address these questions, and to offer new ideas to help the industry grow and change for the better.
Moderator:
Neda Ulaby, Arts and Culture Reporter, NPR
Panel:
Eduardo A. Hauser, CEO, DailyMe.com
Lauren Rich Fine, Veteran Media Analyst (Retired), Merrill Lynch, and Now Practitioner-In-Residence at Kent State University's College of Communication and Information
Wendy Warren, Editor & Vice President, Philly.com
Thomas Brew, Deputy Editor, MSNBC.com

6-7 p.m.
RECEPTION

Location: Congressional & Senate
Sponsored by The New York Times

7-9 p.m.
Online Journalism Awards Banquet

Location: Presidential Ballroom



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