ONA Local events


ONA San Diego: Twitter chat with @Sree

Hi Everyone! We have an exciting kickoff to 2015! Digital Media Guru and ONA founder, Sree Sreenivasan will join us for a Twitter Chat next Tuesday, January 27 at 4 p.m. (PT) to discuss the future of digital media in 2015. Join us for this exciting chat on Twitter using the hashtag ‪#‎onasdchat‬.

Check out Sree’s recent TedX videos: http://bit.ly/sreetedxvideos

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ONA @ OU: Inaugural Meeting

Event date: Jan. 21, 2015
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Have a desire to learn how to code your own website, or want to enhance your already-fabulous HTML skills?

Come to Donkey Coffee on Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. and receive more information about a new group of the Online News Association, coming to Ohio University this spring.

Geeks welcome.

Sincerely,

Your Group Executives: Bethany Bella, Alex Meyer, Liam Nienmeyer

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ONADC: Power to Fly

Event date: Feb. 3, 2015
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Well, hello!
Happy New Year from your good pals at ONADC. We’ve taken a break from our favorite hobbies (these include: falconry, karaoke, shaping young minds, saving independent media, buying scarves, and origami) to plan TWO (2) fabulous ONADC meetups in February.

The first is coming very soon – Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 6:30 PM, and it is NOT TO BE MISSED.
(YEP … WE ARE YELLING WITH EXCITEMENT)
You may wonder why. Because our featured speaker is Katharine Zaleski, employee number six at the Huffington Post and the former Executive Director of Digital at The Washington Post. She will discuss how her previous work in some of America’s largest newsrooms has influenced her work co-founding PowerToFly, the rapidly growing global platform changing the nature of work for women and companies.

Katharine will provide actionable tips on how the future is made by people who recognize voids that need to be filled, often by being hyper-aware of fixable issues they see in their own work environments. She’ll also discuss her work with companies like BuzzFeed, Hearst, and DC-based companies to create tech teams that are breaking gender barriers and changing the conversation around work-life balance for women and men.

Women, work and tech. Boom. This is important for all of us. Let’s change the conversation in 2015,y’all.

SEE YOU THERE!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO,

Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

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ONA NYC: Mobile apps: Not just a small screen

So your news organization has a mobile app. Congratulations! But if you’re just shoveling the work you’re already doing onto a smaller screen, you’re ignoring the fundamental reasons people are consuming their news on mobile devices.

Editors from four apps will discuss how they’ve actually changed their content to suit a mobile audience that has entirely different needs and desires than your www. It’s a new, important area of exploration for journalists; hear from those leading the charge on how you could be doing things differently (and what kind of journalism jobs that creates). We’ll have:

Clifford Levy (@cliffordlevy), editorial lead on NYT Now (download the iPhone app)

Millie Tran (@millie), writer on the upcoming BuzzFeed News App (coming soon, but here’s a Nieman Lab write-up)

Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley), senior editor at Circa (iPhone, Android)

Hailey Persinger, editor at Yahoo News Digest (iPhone, Android)

Moderated by Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor), The New York Times

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments, including wine, beer and beverages, will be served. We welcome announcements of job openings, which will take place at the end. Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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ONA Rocky Mountains: Get to know other online journalists

Happy New Year!

Now that you’ve had a great holiday and hopefully some vacation time, it is time to plan our ONA local group meetings for the upcoming year.

We’ll gather at the Thirsty Lion at 7 p.m., where we have a reservation for some high top tables. Come hungry, thirsty or just to socialize with like-minded digital journalists.

Please bring some ideas for educational or social events that we can hold during this year. We hope to hold between 4 and 6 events and your ideas will define what they are!

We will also be seeking volunteers for various tasks, so please bring an idea of how or when you might be able to contribute.

Need-to-know stuff:

• This will be a pay-your-own way situation with the restaurant

• If you want to carpool to save on parking in downtown, please message Phil or reply to the group

• Please do RSVP, so I can adjust the reservation if necessary

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ONA Jerusalem: Tipsy Geeks & Journos

You’re invited to join Tipsy Geeks & Journos at 8 p.m. on Dec. 21, hosted by ONA Jerusalem.

Enjoy drinks and great conversation. Don’t forget to bring your smart phone so you can Tweet and post to Instagram with the hashtag #ONAJerusalem. Best post of the night wins a prize!

For more details, or to RSVP, send an email to jerusalem@journalists.org.

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ONA Pittsburgh: Holiday Shindig

Come have a drink to commiserate/celebrate the holiday season, and join us as we bid a very sad farewell to Andrew McGill and Margaret Harding, who are heading to D.C. in January.

We’ll be in the loft (fancy!). This event is $5.

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ONA Twin Cities: Annual Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again! Join ONA-TC and the Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Twin Cities Black Journalists and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for their annual holiday party.

This free event is open to all Minnesota journalists.

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ONA NYC: Holiday Party

Event date: Dec. 15, 2014
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‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Join all your best Twitter and IRL friends at ONA NYC’s annual Holiday Party.

All local journalists are invited to help us celebrate the end of this year’s news cycle, talk shop and network. We can’t promise it will be off the record, but we can promise it will be great fun. (Bonus: Trivia starts at 8 p.m.)
Your $5 cover fee will go toward one free drink and some finger foods.
Planning to attend? Follow @ONANYC for more details and use the hashtag #ONANYC when tweeting about our events.

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