Join us at the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media around the world.
The ONA12 Thursday Workshops, Sept. 20, form the unofficial third day of the conference, packed with hands-on trainings, a full day of expert legal classes, an all-day hackathon, and professional development via our Career Summit & Job Fair, sponsored by the Gannett Foundation.
ONA12 general sessions
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22
Check out the full schedule, with times and descriptions.
The conference opens Friday with a keynote breakfast (we’ll be announcing our keynote soon) and moves into our expert panels:
Track 1: Storytelling
- Collect, Clean and Manipulate: A Data Journalism Workshop
- Blow Up the Funny Pages: Why Comics Make for Serious Journalism
- Fast-Track Video Workshop
- Journalism Under Duress: Risks of Reporting Conflict
- Beat Reporting for the Digital Age
Track 2: Community
- Social Media Debate: Best Practices vs. Bad Habits
- #NOFILTER: How Social Photography Is Changing News and Journalism
- Ethics of the Community Newsroom
- The Business of Collaboration
- Pinterest, Instagram, Google+: Keep Up, Keep Sane
Track 3: The Wild West
- 10 Tech Trends for 2012
- Designing the Digital Newsroom
- Making the Leap Out of Newsrooms
- Design Is How It Works
- Anatomy of the New Journalist
- Drones for Journalism
- The New Era of Social TV
Track 4: Backstory
- CISPA, SOPA and Beyond: How Policy Shapes News
- Designing Digital Newsrooms
- Mini-Law School for Digital Journalists
- Make an Impact. Then Measure It.
- Real Metrics: Grow and Manage Your Numbers
- Journey Into “the Business Side”
New this year! The Midway: Our interactive, digital storytelling sandbox is an exposition of innovation. Here our estimated 1,300 attendees can check out and test the (invite-only) leading-edge products and ideas in digital journalism, ask questions of their creators, hear speakers, sign up for Office Hours, experience presentations, network, snack, recharge and experiment.