Feel that chill in the air? It certainly can’t be winter in Austin, so it must be time for our annual Austin Web Bash (#awbash). Join us Tuesday, December 10, for Austin’s biggest year-end gathering of web folks. Last year we had more than 800 attendees! This year, we have a bigger space and expect an even bigger turnout. Hang out with members of dozens of tech and web meetups from around town. Catch up with old friends, and make some new ones.
Admission: Donate online or in person. Suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to the Caporal Assistance Network, a nonprofit focusing on fertility preservation for young adults in Central Texas who have been diagnosed with cancer.
NEW THIS YEAR: To make this year’s event even better, we’ve streamlined our charitable donation process and are accepting only cash donations. RSVP on Ticketbud to donate in advance, then simply check-in for your drink wristband when you arrive.
We’ve had a couple of great events this year. Let’s build on the momentum with some even better ones in 2014.
Possibilities are infinite: panel discussions with industry leaders, workshops on practical skills, pure networking and social gatherings… This is your opportunity to make the group serve you. We gather at the very hip Tech Liminal offices and brainstorm over pizza or maybe takeout Vietnamese food. Thank Susan Mernit for arranging the space! (We’ll all have to chip in for food.)
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Join us as we celebrate the end of another news cycle at the annual ONA NYC Holiday Party at WeWork SoHo Lounge. Festive dress is encouraged!
All local journalists are welcome to network with members of the Online News Association, Asian American Journalists Association, and The Deadline Club. For $15, you’ll enjoy some great company, an open bar, and yummy food.
A special thanks to our generous sponsors, National Geographic and NewsCred, for helping make this event possible!
Planning to attend? Follow @ONANYC for more details and use the hashtag #ONANYC when tweeting about our events. We encourage you to take photos and videos and share them here on MeetUp!
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.
Join the first international #WJCHAT, a live Twitter conversation for journalists, starting at 7 p.m. (Jerusalem time) on Nov. 13. Topic: Sourcing and the responsibility we have as journalists in the digital age.
Come have a drink, network and engage with other local digital journalists at ONA Jerusalem’s corresponding live forum, 6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. inside Touro Restaurant at the Jerusalem Press Club in Mishkenot Sha’ananim.
Barak Ravid, diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz, @barakravid
Noga Tarnopolsky, GlobalPost’s senior correspondent for Israel/Palestine, @NTarnopolsky
Alexandra Schmidt, freelance digital journalist & producer for @NPR, @alexschmidt
Azmat Khan, digital lead at Al Jazeera America’s flagship show, “America Tonight,” @azmatzahra
Beer/Wine: 25 NIS
Don’t forget to bring your smart phone so you can Tweet from the forum.
Space at the live ONA Jerusalem event is limited; however everyone is welcome to participate online by following #WJCHAT on Twitter.
What a year for journalism in Boston. We’d like to end ONA Boston’s hiatus with a meetup/drinkup to discuss the past year, the recent ONA conference, and our ideas for the future events. The date for the meetup is Nov. 13 at The Field. Hope to see you all there!
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