ONAvation Webinar: Illustrating the Story: Comics and Illustrated Journalism

Apr. 5, 2012

From interactive images to comics, an increasing number of journalists and news organizations are experimenting with new forms of illustrated journalism. And it’s no wonder: visual journalism can be shared, generate web traffic and provide a engaging entry point into complex stories. But a successful foray into illustrated storytelling requires smart teamwork and a keen editorial eye.

In this one-hour webinar,offered in partnership with Poynter’s NewsU, you will learn about the types of stories that can be effective illustrated journalism and you’ll see some concrete examples of successful (and not-so-successful) projects.


How to avoid common missteps of illustrated journalism
How to plan a project
Workflow strategies that bring a project to life
The leading practitioners in the field—and how you can find them
How to measure engagement via web traffic and social media


Anyone interested in learning how to incorporate new forms of visual narrative, including comics and illustration, into your newsroom.


Erin Polgreen
Erin Polgreen is a consultant with deep experience developing community, fostering technological innovation, and increasing the reach of independent media organizations. She’s currently developing a technology fellowship program for the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation, among other projects.

ONA members receive a discount. The course is 9.95 for ONA members or $29.95 for non-members.

ONA members should visit the discount section of the ONA member site for the discount code and instructions on registration. Non-members should follow the register link below.

Event Details


Apr. 5, 2012



Learn about the types of stories that can be effective illustrated journalism in this ONAvation webinar.

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer leads communications and social media strategy for ONA, the largest association of digital journalists. Jennifer manages social media for the organization and the annual conference, leads the organization’s email strategy, writes and curates content for the ONA Issues Tumblr, and works closely with the digital team to produce content for journalists.org.