ONACamp Montana

Event date: Apr. 13, 2012
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The Online News Association will host ONACamp Montana, a full day of digital journalism training and workshops at the University of Montana in Missoula, April 13, 2012.

ONACamps are free, all-day, intensive digital journalism training sessions. Sessions at ONACamp Montana will explore social media as a reporting tool, solving network bandwidth issues for rural audiences, effective strategies and tools for digital storytelling, using mobile tools for reporting, and more pertinent topics to help you improve your digital skills.

Registration is $5 to cover the cost of lunch. Details on programming are below.

Registration will be in front of room 210 in the Don Anderson Hall on the University of Montana, Missoula.

If you’re driving in, parking is in Lot P. Parking passes will be issued by volunteers in the parking lot and at registration.

Both the Don Anderson Hall and Lot P are highlighted on this campus map.

Online registration is closed, but we still have room for walk-up registration. Arrive between 8 and 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13 to register.

Read more about ONACamps, which offer free digital training with support from the Gannett Foundation.


ONACamp Montana Program

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Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 210

Welcoming remarks

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. // 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 301

One-on-One Business and Strategic Consulting
Signup sheets will be available on site for half-hour segments throughout the day.

Whether you run an entire news organization or your own blog, defining and delivering on-mission journalism is paramount. Engage in a one-on-one discussion about your mission, your audience, your business model and how you can more sharply focus your efforts with Ken Sands, longtime online news executive, consultant and ONA board member.

Presenter: Ken Sands, Bloomberg Government @kensands
Prior to that he was executive editor for innovation at Congressional Quarterly. After a career as a reporter and editor, he was online managing editor and online publisher at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He served on the ONA board from 2007 through 2011 and was the first-ever online representative on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association from 2002 through 2005.

His father is a Montana native and he has aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to count who still live in western Montana.

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 210

Producing Video for the Web
Creating a visual story takes a little know-how, especially when you need to produce on the run. Learn the details of creating video journalism – from shooting and editing video on on your phone, livestreaming to the web, planning and executing a visual story, best gear, apps, software and publishing options for varying skill levels and budgets, along with the fun stuff – emerging trends. This is a survey course of the current digital video landscape and will arm you with instructions on how to get started right away with the production studio you already have – your smart phone.

Presenter: Tiffany Campbell, Seattle Times @tiffanycampbell

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 316

What You Need To Know About Internet Law
Legal issues are usually the last thing journalists consider. This session will show you why it should be the first. You’ll learn the basics of copyright and libel as they pertain to the Internet, the nuances of the term “fair use,” why websites display privacy policies and visitor agreements and the benefits of libel insurance. A Q& A period will follow.

Presenter: Jon Hart, Attorney, Dow Lohnes, PLLC; General Counsel, ONA

9:10 – 10 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Social Media as a Reporting Tool
With real-time reporting, social networks have become a prequel to the newsroom, providing peer-to-peer conversation, audience engagement, sources and resources. Not to mention they are often the highest traffic drivers to news sites. This session will show you the benefits of social media and the hottest tools and techniques to report your story faster and more efficiently.

Presenter: Megan Greenwell, GOOD @megreenwell

10:10 – 11 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Speaking Geek in a Digital World
Feeling overwhelmed by the terminology used by your tech-savvy peers? Don’t be embarrassed. Join us to learn how to speak geek as we give an overview of technologies, terms, social media and what you should know to operate in a digital newsroom.

Presenter: Doug Mitchell, NPR, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb.net @nextgenradio

11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Network Strategies
Many news sites are built with the expectation that they’re an end destination for users. A network strategy calls for finding the readers where they are (an old print circulation strategy) and not expecting them to come to you.

Presenter: Megan Greenwell, GOOD @megreenwell

11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 316

Leveraging Web Metrics
There’s more to web traffic than meets the eye. Delve into tools like Omniture and Google Analytics to discover practical applications, user behavior, trends on stickiness and implications that just might change what you do and how you do it.

Presenter: Kwan Booth, Oakland Local, House of Local @Boothism

12 – 2 p.m

Lunch

2 – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 316

Dive Into Data: Take a Project from Spreadsheet to Interactive Map
As journalists, we know it’s important to prop up our stories with cold, hard facts — numbers and statistics are essential. And this type of information lends itself well to creating engaging interactive visualizations that allow readers to focus on parts of the story that matter most to them and to make their own discoveries. We’ll walk through taking datasets you might have and presenting them through interactive maps (using Google FusionTables) and sortable tables (using a tool called Socrata). By the end of the afternoon, you’ll have completed a functioning interactive data visualization, and be well on your way to applying these techniques to stories that have deep meaning to your local community.
Participants should bring laptops.

Presenter: Joshua Hatch, Sunlight Foundation @hatchjt

2 – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 210

Using Mobile Tools for Effective Digital Storytelling
A smart phone is now one of the most powerful tools for journalists. With the speed of real time reporting journalists are breaking and filing stories on the go. Learn the latest tools for digging deeper into stories and providing added value and context to report on-the-go and keep audiences engaged with your content longer.

Presenter: Paul Franz, Education Week @pkfranz

2 – 2:50 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Telling Stories with Sound
If you are an NPR listener, have you ever wondered how is it they get all that great sound? It turns out it’s a combination of tools and great technique. Come learn some of the tricks to enhancing your storytelling with sound and the simple, easy to use digital tools professionals have at their disposal with former NPR producer, audio instructor and nationally recognized media trainer Doug Mitchell.

Presenter: Doug Mitchell, NPR, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb.net @nextgenradio

3 – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Track 1: Mostly Free Digital Tools
Take a whirlwind tour of free tools that will let you stream live video, edit digital photos, become a social media power user, create HTML charts, analyze search keywords, embed polls and create interactive slideshows.

Presenter: Kwan Booth, Oakland Local, House of Local @Boothism

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