ONA Local events

ONA at OU: First meeting!

Have a passion for online journalism and digital media? Want to learn how to code your own website or want to enhance your already-fabulous HTML skills?

Then come to our first informational meeting! It will be a somewhat-brief, informational meeting in Scripps 001 at 7pm on Wednesday, February 4th. We want to let you know who we are, what our goals are, and what we plan to do to get the organization off the ground.

We’re very excited to start ONA@OU this semester. We hope to have educational activities, speakers, coding sessions, and more – all centered on digital journalism. We’re looking for your experience and leadership to help the organization grow.

If this sounds at all interesting to you, please join us for our first meeting to learn more! And feel free to INVITE ANYONE, all are welcome!

Also hit us up on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ONAatOU


Your Executive Board: Bethany Bella, Liam Niemeyer, and Alex Meyer

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ONA at the Reynolds School: Inaugural Event

All Reynolds School students are invited to attend the first Online News Association networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 4th, from 6 -8 p.m. in the Travis Linn Reading Room located on the first floor of the Reynolds School Building.

The event is titled, “Journalists working online, trends and perspectives,” and will include panel discussions with local media professionals, a question and answer session, networking opportunities and free food.

6:00 – 6:15 … Welcome with ONA Student Founding Members … The Brush Up and the Value of Creating and Experimenting

6:15- 6:30 … Caren Roblin, Audience Analyst, Reno Gazette-Journal … Understanding audiences and the importance of going to ONA conferences

6:30 – 6:50 …. Brian Duggan, Watchdog Content Coach, Reno-Gazette-Journal, Ariana Cramer, Assignment Desk Manager KRNV, Ryan Canaday, Reporter KTVN …. Tools to Enhance and Promote Reporting

6:50 – 7:15 … Stanton Tang, News Director KOLO-TV, Matt McConico, News Director KRNV, Esther Ciammachilli, Host, KUNR … Challenges and Rewards in Moving Content Online

7:15 -7:30 … Discussion among panel members and Q and A session with students.

Tentative: Oculus Rift demonstration by James Ku, consumer experience director, RGJ

7:30 – Networking with free food and drinks. Dean of the Reynolds School Al Stavitsky, RSJ faculty and Brent Boynton, News Director at KNPB, will be present.

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ONA SD: Drones + News Orgs

This special free evening panel event will feature experts from the local San Diego journalism, drone and legal communities to discuss the ever-growing interest and availability of drones for newsgathering and reporting. As the intrigue around new possibilities continues to grow – so too does the confusion around what is in-bounds (legally, ethically and technically). Come be a part of this dynamic discussion as we collectively search for more answers before rushing off to assemble the drone armadas.

Please Register using EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ona-sd-presents-drones-news-orgs-understanding-the-evolving-rules-of-engagement-tickets-15469457564

Panel Participants:
Victor Hernandez, ONA San Diego co-chair

Matt Waite, Journalism Professor, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, founder of Drone Journalism Lab
Opening speaker via Google Hangout

Michael Curran, local attorney who represents more than a dozen drone companies

Lucien Miller, CEO Innov8tive Designs

Matt Triplow, Aerialographer.com

Don Shafer, News Director XETV San Diego

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ONA LA: Narrative storytelling for the digital age

Event date: Feb. 26, 2015
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A shift toward e-reading over the last five years has led to a reemergence of longform journalism, with the rise of digital publications devoted to in-depth feature stories, such as Narratively, Kindle Singles, The Big Roundtable, Byliner, The Atavist and many more. This panel will be devoted to what makes for beautiful, captivating feature stories in the digital age, drawing from experts in writing, editing and multimedia. Panelists will discuss how longform journalism will be edited, published, disseminated and valued as it evolves in the digital age.

This panel will also focus on the craft of narrative: how to find great characters, how to report for sense of place details, how to keep readers captivated with cliffhangers, and how to write and structure longform pieces that will be shared widely online. We will discuss narrative writing techniques, and how new and veteran writers can break into narrative storytelling for the web.


Caroline Pham, managing editor of GOOD Magazine (@CoralinePham)

Eric Neel, deputy editor of ESPN Enterprise (@EricNeel)

Lily Mihalik, Digital Design & UX at the Los Angeles Times (@mazet)

Mona Gable, SheBooks author of “Blood Brother” (@monalgable)

Zachary Pincus-Roth, deputy editor overseeing arts and culture at L.A. Weekly (@zpincusroth)

Moderator: Erika Hayasaki, assistant professor in the Literary Journalism Program at the University of California, Irvine (@ErikaHayasaki)

Doors will open at 7 p.m., the discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. If bringing a guest, please list full name in the RSVP. At the door fee: $5 cash.

Maker City LA is located on the 11th floor at 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles. Street parking is available.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the event, please email Connie at [masked] by Thursday, Feb. 19.

Follow the conversation at #ONALA and special thanks to our sponsor, Maker City LA.

About Maker City LA

Maker City LA, a workspace collective for creative businesses, makers, and entrepreneurs, is housed on the 11th floor of The Reef in downtown Los Angeles. They are dedicated to serving the needs of LA’s creative community by providing inspiring workspace, essential tools of the trade, classes, unique events, and a collaborative environment – all in one place.

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Ball State: Engagement Workshop

What: A workshop on engagement, use of analytics and social media featuring Indianapolis Star engagement editor Amy Bartner.

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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.


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.
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.



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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