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.
‘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.
Please join us for the annual holiday gathering. There will be plenty of good food and an open bar, plus all your ONADC friends and inevitably enjoyable conversations.
We’re charging $10 to cover costs. Any excess after we pay the bills will be used for the monthly meetup fund. Hope you will be there for the annual* tradition.
We want to hear what worked this year and what we can improve for ONADC in the year ahead. We would love to get more people involved in helping to determine what programs work best, what we can do to make each meetup count, what needs you all are seeing — and how ONA can help. Let’s plan the year ahead!
- Tiffany, Matt and Jessica
* More than four years running, so this meets AP style.
Buzzfeed’s Anne Helen Petersen writes longform stories about celebrity gossip, recently gaining attention for taking critics and to task with an analysis of how the world responded to a change in Renée Zellweger’s appearance: What’s Really Behind The Ridicule Of Renée Zellweger’s Face. She’ll visit with ONA Seattle members and guests on Nov. 25 to talk about the ethics of reporting on gossip and scandal — and how journalists can and should guide public discourse.
Her book “Scandals of Classic Hollywood” from Plume/Penguin is a fascinating look at the smear campaigns of Hollywood’s golden era, and how our culture has always been riveted with the scandals of the rich and famous.
Anne Helen Petersen received her Ph.D. in media studies from the University of Texas, where she studied the industrial history of the gossip industry. After teaching in the university setting for several years, she transitioned to full-time feature writing, most recently with BuzzFeed. Her work has appeared in The Believer, The Awl, The Hairpin, Laptham’s Quarterly, The Baffler, Pacific Standard, The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Virginia Quarterly Review.
This is the first in a series of events aimed at gathering ONA Seattle members after a long hiatus. Come to find out more about getting involved with ONA Seattle going forward. Non-members are welcome to attend. We’ll adjourn for drinks at a nearby bar after Q&A.
Join us in November for a conversation with Josh Korr of Viget.
The topic — “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About QA (But Were Afraid to Ask a Dev)” — should be good (and fun) for anyone who works on or has been part of the product development process. Josh has worked with major media brands on all types of testing. He’ll share his insights.
This meetup is $5. Thanks to Medill, as always, for being a good host and providing us with space to meet. Hope to see you on 11.11!
— Your ONADC co-organizers, Tiffany, Matt and Jessica
6:00 p.m.— Light refreshments and drinks
6:30 p.m. — Program starts
7:15 p.m. — Program concludes
7:15-7:30 p.m. — More networking and mingling
WANT TO HELP?
Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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!
The San Francisco Chronicle has embarked on a new membership program aimed at increasing reader loyalty, and the renewal rate… Lots of newspapers have experimented with paid premium content and membership as a revenue strategy, but the Chronicle’s program is free with any subscription package. Though some events on offer might involve a small fee, the program’s end goal isn’t to make money, but to repair the relationship between the newspaper and its audience.