ONA Local events

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

‘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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ONADC: The Holiday Party

Event date: Dec. 13, 2014
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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.

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ONA Seattle: The ethics of reporting on scandal

Event date: Nov. 25, 2014
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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.

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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 DC: Josh Korr at Medill

Event date: Nov. 20, 2014
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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


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!


We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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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


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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