ONA DC events


ONADC: BBC

Event date: Apr. 29, 2014
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Please join the team from the U.S. edition of BBC online to learn more about the cross-platform successes — and challenges — the venerable broadcaster has been finding in the digital space.

Team members will share how they have innovated web first video content which is now shaping how the BBC is thinking about news video for television. They will also talk about the role of a public service broadcaster in a competitive commercial environment, and how the digital team competes for and marshals the resources of its global newsgathering operation for the US operation.

Thanks to our friends at Bingham for providing their lovely meeting space (veteran ONADC attendees will recall a successful meetup here when we heard from Homicide Watch D.C.), as well as Claudia Milne and Daniel Nasaw at BBC for shepherding what we know will be an interesting program.

See you in April!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

SCHEDULE

6:00 — Light refreshments and drinks
6:30 pm — Program starts
7:15 p.m. — Program concludes
7:15-8 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONADC: Sunlight Foundation data tools

Event date: Mar. 12, 2014
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So, what’s your beat?

Whatever your answer, fear not: The Sunlight Foundation hereby pledges we have a tool that can make your life easier. Join us as we walk through our legislative email alert platforms (that’s state AND federal), political influence tools, real-time trackers and then some.

Love data? Code like a boss? We’ll cover our wide-ranging API catalogue and key you in on some federal data sets you probably don’t know about.

These tools are geared to help any reporter dig deeper into their beat. So whether you’re covering the bustling 2014/2016 election cycles, a burgeoning fracking industry or Justin Bieber, we’ve got you covered.

And thanks once again to Medill for the space to host the event!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

SCHEDULE

6:00 — Light refreshments and drinks
6:30 pm — Program starts
7 p.m. — Program concludes
7-7:30 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONADC: The Deuce

Event date: Feb. 25, 2014
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February is a short month, but it is full of love. As our special valentine to all of you, we present ANOTHER FABULOUS MEETUP, or ONADC February Meetup: Part 2, The Deuce.

I know. We can hardly believe it ourselves. But this is real. This is happening. And you can be there. So without further ado, we give you –

Behind the scenes: How The Washington Post launches major digital projects

New Initiatives in 2014, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor

Fast Development, Yuri Victor, UX Director

Breaking (Video) News, Phoebe Connelly, Sr. Producer, PostTV

Know more about Know More, Max Ehrenfreund, Reporter, Engagement Team

Black Budget Database, Kat Downs, Graphics Director

How Capital Weather Gang covers a storm, Jason Samenow, Weather Editor

See. We told you we loved you. Do you believe it now?

xoxo,

Tiff, Matt, Jess

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ONADC: Surveillance Reform

Event date: Feb. 11, 2014
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Last June, we learned that the U.S. government was spying on Americans. Since then, we have learned much more, such as that the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ communications by Americans has not been essential to preventing terrorist attacks and that the system of oversight for intelligence activities is broken. The NSA and the Obama Administration have misled Congress and the American people, who have likely had their constitutional rights violated.

This month, the President gave a landmark speech, acknowledging the dangers posed to our civil liberties by unchecked and overreaching intelligence gathering, but was scant on specific reforms. What needs to change?

Of course, without whistleblowing by NSA contractor Edward Snowden there never would have been such a speech, public discussion, or opportunity for reform. Snowden’s classified revelations are arguably the most consequential since the Pentagon Papers—and also the most controversial. Snowden is a hero to some, a traitor to others. Were there “safe channels” he could have used, as President Obama has said? What is the value of his whistleblowing? What are the prospects for future Snowdens?

Angela Canterbury, our speaker, is an experienced advocate, policy analyst, and public campaign strategist who serves as the Director of Public Policy at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) in Washington, DC. Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. At POGO, Canterbury advances public policies to combat corruption and to promote openness and accountability in government. She has been instrumental in efforts that have improved the financial regulatory system, lobbying and congressional ethics rules, whistleblower protections, the Freedom of Information Act, and other open government initiatives. She has testified before Congress and been quoted or appeared in several news outlets. Prior to joining POGO, Canterbury served as the director of advocacy for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, and before that she worked with the League of Women Voters of the U.S. Prior to that she worked with democracy and civil society programs in Ukraine, and was formerly a campaign manager and political consultant.

This meetup is $6.

Cheers,

Jessica, Matt and Tiffany

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ONADC Holiday Party

Event date: Dec. 14, 2013
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Please join us for the annual holiday gathering. There will be plenty of convivial consorting, good food and an open bar.

We’re charging $10 to cover costs and will use any excess for the monthly meetup fund. Hope you will be there for the annual* tradition!

- Tiffany, Jessica and Matt

* More than three years running, so this meets AP style.

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ONADC – Online Hate Speech Around The Globe

Event date: Nov. 19, 2013
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For the upcoming ONA meetup, Internews Project Director Will Ferroggiaro will discuss Internews’ human rights program, which focuses on the role of media in conflict, whether inciting violence or mitigating its causes. Currently, Internews works with local partners in Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Burma to monitor media for hate speech.

He’ll open up a discussion on topics including:

· What type of hate speech is online — and why?

· What about the online environment is conducive to hate speech?

· What are the consequences for hate speech online in countries in transition as opposed to developed countries like the USA?

Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide. Internews is currently on the ground in 49 countries working to improve news and information quality, increase coverage of vital issues, expand information access, advocate for media law and policy, strengthen the viability of local media and deliver innovative media solutions.

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ONADC: Go Global

Event date: Sep. 11, 2013
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Come join your friendly ONADC Meetup group for some delicious drinks and snacks and a discussion of what kinds of digital monetization strategies are working in Asia, Europe and South America.
Our featured talk will be from Stian Remaad, VP Business Development at Norwegian company, cXense. Stian advises publishers and publisher groups from Peru to Singapore how to establish and deploy targeting strategies for advertising and content. He will share his experiences on how publishers can position, and leverage technology to gain insights and increase user engagement and monetization.

Join us, won’t you.

Cheers,

Jessica, Tiffany and Matt

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ONADC: August Meetup

Event date: Aug. 22, 2013
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Join us in August for a discussion about how Congress has dealt with the issue of transparency. We’ll hear from the fine folks at GovTrack, who will talk about how Washington journalists can make use of that transparency tool — and we will be interested to hear your questions and discuss making government more open. With Congress returning in September, this should be a good scene-setter for fall.

Thanks to Medill for providing us with a space to host the conversation.

Hope to see you there!

— Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

SCHEDULE

6:30 — Mingling and drinks

7:00 — Presentation

7:30 — Questions and Discussion

8:15 — Doors close

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host: Email Matt (mmansfield@ngs.org) with ideas!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization and we have a lot of fun!

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ONADC: July Meetup — NPR

Event date: Jul. 24, 2013
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Join us in July at NPR for what promises to be a fun and informative evening.

Code Switch, NPR’s new team covering race, culture and ethnicity, launched online and on-air in early April. The team will share some of the joys of Talking About Race On The Internet, and will talk a bit about being a hybrid digital and broadcast unit.

And, because we know you all want to see the new digs, there will be tours of the building and the opportunity to visit the NPR store for all your public media swag needs.

Thanks to NPR’s Elise Hu-Stiles, John Stefany, Matt Thompson and Kinsey Wilson for making the evening possible. The schedule follows.

Hope to see you at NPR next month!

Cheers,

Tiffany + Matt

SCHEDULE

6:00 – 7 pm – Light appetizers and refreshments in the NPR lobby. NPR store open for your tote bag and t-shirt shopping needs.

6:10 – 6:50 pm – Newsroom tours at 10-minute intervals. We’ll send a sign-up link to registered attendees later.

7:15 pm – Program starts in Studio 1

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONADC: Algorithms and Machine Learning

Event date: Jun. 10, 2013
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How can algorithms and machine learning help you in the newsroom?

Two editorial developers will discuss how they are using algorithms in the newsroom. Justin Myers of The Chronicle of Higher Education will talk about how he uses institutional characteristics to generate lists of “similar colleges,” while Chase Davis of the New York Times will explain his work on machine learning and political coverage.

Join us June 10 from 7-9 at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. The event will be held in the Art Gallery Lobby on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are required and there is a $5 admission fee.

This event is sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education and George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

Hope to see you there!

— Matt and Tiffany

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Matt (matt@northwestern.edu). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

Register    Learn more