ONA DC events


ONADC: Newsweek

Event date: Jun. 16, 2014
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Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco invites members of the ONADC chapter to join him and his DC-based staff for Happy Hour cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. on June 16, at Solly’s Tavern, 1942 11th St NW (11th & U St.) in Washington.

We’ll be discussing the new Newsweek, relaunched with great fanfare at SXSW as well as the recent Somaly Mam cover story (“Somaly Mam: The Holy Saint (and Sinner) of Sex Trafficking“) that lead to the eponymous founder’s resignation last week, and the future of one of the world’s most iconic magazines.

You’ll be joined by the Newsweek team, including writers Pema Levy, Matthew Cooper & SpyTalk columnist Jeff Stein.

We look forward to seeing you!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

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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ONA DC: Bonus Meetup: ZURB

Event date: Jun. 4, 2014
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ONADC friends,

Here’s information on a cool product design roadshow coming to D.C. on Wednesday. You can register through Eventbrite. Details follow. Hope you can swing by.

ZURB is taking product design on the road to share our knowledge, experience and stories around the world. Next stop is Washington, D.C., where we’ll be visiting our friends at the Washington Post.
We’ll be hosting a Product Design meetup at the Post with a little help from Hacks/Hackers and the Online News Association.

For more than 16 years, we’ve helped people roll up their sleeves and build product with people firmly in mind. But what does it mean to design for people? What does it take? We’ll chat how we design customer-centric products and share what we’ve learned from working with startups and large companies.

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ONA DC: May Meetup at McClatchy

Event date: May. 28, 2014
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McClatchy has been expanding its Washington offices to better serve its 30+ million readers in 14 states & 29 local communities across the United States. Get a preview of what the team is planning for mobile, video and other new projects. McClatchy editors will also talk about how they avoid “access journalism” while covering politics and national security.

Hope to see you in late May!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

SCHEDULE

6:15 p.m.— Light refreshments and drinks
6:45 p.m. — Program starts
7:30 p.m. — Program concludes
7:30-8 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa. 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: 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!

Register    Learn more

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!

Register    Learn more

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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