ONA LA events


ONA LA: AR Journalism Event

Event date: Nov. 1, 2014
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Different from past ONALA events, please allow me to promo a talk that my students and I are doing about an AR app we created that augments the downtown LA Library.

Created by the students, this app experimented with emerging technology and explored how it could be used for storytelling and journalism. The result was ARchive LAPL.

Learn more about the app, the class and the event here: http://arjournalism.tumblr.com/

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ONA LA: Karaoke

Event date: Oct. 23, 2014
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Inspired by ONA’s infamous Greg Linch, let’s meet post-ONA14 for some drinking, bonding and bad singing (no judgement)!

As you may already know, Los Angeles (well, technically Century City) will be the host of ONA15. Let’s have a little party now before the official one visits.

Karaoke Max (inside Little Tokyo Shopping Center mall)
333 S Alameda St, #216, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cross Streets: Between E 4th St and E 3rd St

Parking: validated in parking structure or street parking

http://www.maxkaraokestudio.com/

The largest room holds max 25. And we are doing a room so we act like fools among friends.

It’s be around $15 a person, or less, depending on how many people attend and how many rooms we need.

For this event we are requiring RSVPs, so we can pre-determine size of room(s) and budget.

NOTE: They will charge $1 extra PER PERSON if we bring in our own food and drink. The guy said they don’t check our food and drink tho, just clean up after ourselves. This is a BYOB jam.

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ONA LA: Picnic/Summer Jam

Event date: Aug. 23, 2014
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Join us for an end-of-summer bash!

We’re having a get-together with food, fun and friends. Feel free to bring a frisbee or two and board games. It’s a potluck picnic, so please sign up and let us know what you’re bringing.

Meet at the park benches next to Trails Cafe and parking is available on the street.

Trails Cafe:
2333 Fern Dell Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068

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ONA LA: Harnessing user generated content for the modern newsroom

Event date: May. 3, 2014
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This panel will look at the increase of user generated content (UGC) in the digital media space. What is UGC and how can media outlets utilize it? How can newsrooms train staff to verify UGC and find diverse voices to cover?

The Online News Association’s Los Angeles group will host the discussion at the Hub LA (830 Traction Ave., Third Floor, Los Angeles) on Saturday, May 3 with different experts in UGC and crowdsourcing.

PANELISTS
Kirsten Browning, MuckRack Writer at Sawhorse Media and Associate Producer of “Losing LeBron” (@iJournalista)

Lucas Grindley, Editorial Director at Here Media (@lucasgrindley)

Stacey Leasca
, Social Media Editor at LA Times (@SLeasca)

Kristen Lepore, Digital Producer, Social Media at KPCC (@KristenLepore)

Alessandra Rizzotti, Community Manager at GOOD (@hellorizzotti)

Moderator: Clarissa Wei, Assistant Producer of New Media at KCET (@dearclarissa)

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., the discussion will begin at 11 a.m. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. $5 cash at the door.

We hope to see you there, you can also follow the conversation online on Twitter with #ONALA!

PARKING
Free street parking available on Traction Ave.
Parking lot fee $5-$7

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ONA LA: Holiday Drinks and hellos

Event date: Dec. 11, 2013
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It has been awhile, we admit, but the holidays are prime time to get together and toast to each other!

Join us for a mixer at Redwood Bar and Grill to catch up with a beer or two.

We’re also on the lookout for new friends to join the crew of organizers, so come and let’s talk about what ONA LA can become.

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ONA LA: Web nerds and Booze

Event date: Feb. 21, 2013
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Hey ONA-LA,

It’s been too long since we’ve seen each other… so catch up, meet new people and share a drink with LA-area DigiJournos.

We’re headed back to The Redwood, meeting in the back room.

RSVP and share this event and see you Thursday night!

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ONALA: Drinks & Geeks

Event date: Nov. 15, 2012
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ONALA: Drinks & Geeks

Join us for another round of engaging conversation with smart Web journos from across the City of Angels.

Special guest: @MarkSLuckie
Manager of Journalism & News @Twitter, author of The Digital Journalist’s Handbook, founder of the 10,000 Words journalism blog.

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ONA LA: London Olympics Goes Digital: A Show and Tell with NBC4

Event date: Aug. 9, 2012
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WHAT: A casual evening of story-telling and an overview of NBC4’s digital strategy of the London Olympics. Technology and social media reporter, Mekahlo Medina, and social media lead, Olsen Ebright, will highlight how the station’s multi-media platforms help deliver stories for a broad digital audience. With a viewer party vibe, the gathering will also include watching the Olympics on the big screen with NBC4’s on-air talent and news crew.

WHEN: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6PM-10PM

International Dinner Buffet

RSVP REQUIRED BY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

WHERE: NBC4 Newsroom, 3000 Alameda Avenue, Burbank, 91523

Questions? Contact Terri Hernandez Rosales/NBC4 Southern California, 818.840.3612

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ONALA: The ins-and-outs of the Super PAC Spending Tracker

Event date: May. 16, 2012
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L.A. Times Data Desk journalist Anthony Pesce will tell us how about the construction of the Times’ Super Pac spending tracking app — a continually updated visualization of Super Pac spending in the 2012 election cycle. The tracker shows that so far, the majority of money has been spent to oppose particular candidates.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. at
The Los Angeles Times
202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA

More about Anthony Pesce (@anthonyjpesce): He’s a digital editor, developer, and journalist at the Times. He was once the editor of the Daily Bruin at UCLA, and won a Knight News Challenge grant to build an open source content management system and newsroom workflow tool. More links to his projects, including additional 2012 election work, are on his personal site.

The Times is graciously sponsoring this meetup. Meet us in the 5th floor reception lounge, where we’ll have refreshments, and special thanks to Times social media and engagement editor Martin Beck (@latimesbeck), who did a lot of the legwork to organize this.

We hope to see you there!

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ONA LA

Event date: Nov. 19, 2011
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Come and learn the Python programming language in this workshop taught by the Los Angeles PyLadies.

Never tried programming before? Not sure if you’ll fit in? Don’t worry! This workshop is designed to be friendly to absolute beginners.

For future updates in the LA area be sure to join the ONA LA Meetup group.

You can RSVP for this event here.

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