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ONA PDX: Hollywood Theatre “Media Mingle”

ONAPDX is tagging along as the Hollywood Theatre holds its first Media Mingle. Let’s mingle with them at the Waypost on June 8. Here’s the info:

Our inaugural Media Mingle is scheduled for Monday, June 8th with Portland’s first Creative Laureate, Julie Keefe at The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave, Portland from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Julie Keefe is a professional documentary photographer who work has been featured in publications such as the Skanner, Oregonian, New York Times, The National, Washington Post, NW Examiner, Glamour. Julie will be speaking about the Hello Neighbor project she created in partnership with Caldera from 7pm – 7:30pm. We are fortunate to have her as our first Media Mingle presenter!

The Hollywood Theatre Education Programs’ Media Mingle is an ongoing series of informal get togethers featuring thought provoking presentations by compelling media artists. With these events we hope to spark collaboration, inspiration and further community amongst media arts educators, advocates and enthusiasts living and working in the Pacific Northwest.

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ONA DC: Secrets of a Top-Notch Email Newsletter

Event date: Jun. 3, 2015
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We are excited to hear from Caitlin Dewey of The Washington Post next week.

Have you heard? Blogs are over and email newsletters are here. Tools like MailChimp and Tinyletter make it easier than ever to reach your audience in the space that’s never closed— their inbox. But how do you make sure yours doesn’t end up in the trash?

Caitlin Dewey, editor of the Washington Post’s Intersect blog and creator of the amazing daily newsletter “Links I would chat you if we were friends,” is here to help. She’ll share some of the secrets of her successful newsletter, talk about what makes some of her favorite newsletters great, and even take a look at yours and give you some pointers.

We had been trying to schedule this for May, but all the timing just worked out so we’re doing this one in early June. Thanks to Elizabeth Scheltens at Scripps for hosting and coordinating this excellent evening. Hope you can join us!

— Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

SCHEDULE

6:45 – 7:15 pm – Mix and mingle

7:15 pm – Newsletter program starts

WANT TO HELP?

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!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

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

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ONA Sacramento: Planning Meeting

ONA Sacramento is working to provide local journalists with opportunities to learn more about new and emerging technologies while better reaching their communities, and we need your help! On May 12 we’ll be holding an open board meeting to discuss our plans for the coming year and exciting ways you might contribute to our efforts and organization. Stop by, have a drink and chat with the ONA Sacramento organizing committee for more details!

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ONA SF: What’s New with Google News: Evolving in the Digital Age

Event date: May. 13, 2015
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For 15 years, Google News has been connecting news junkies from around the world to over 60,000 publishers via the magic of news clustering. How can an algorithm aggregate and personalize hundreds of thousands of articles in near real-time? How is Google News evolving with a rapidly shifting, increasingly social and mobile media landscape? What can news creators do to become trusted sources in this new media world?

Find out what Google News has been up to and how the team makes product decisions with Community Manager Stacie Chan and Product Manager James Morehead.

Mingle: 5-5:30pm

Event: 5:30-7pm, Q&A to follow

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ONA LA: May Mixer with IRE Los Angeles

Event date: May. 12, 2015
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Located on the same property of the historic Sportsmen Lodge, the River Rock Lounge is a swanky watering hole with the feel of 1960s “Mad Men” cool. The River Rock offers an extensive menu of fine wines, specialty cocktails, craft beers and bar staples such as Hot Wings and Calamari as well as more exotic offerings like Roasted Pears in a Balsamic Reduction. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store.

We’ll be hanging out on the patio, so come buy a drink and meet colleagues from IRE Los Angeles who will be joining us for this special joint event.
Parking: Free lot parking (no valet)

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ONA Sacramento: Using online video to engage your community

Did you know that billions of people watch video on Facebook and YouTube every day? On April 28 you can learn tips and tricks from three local journalists who have used online video to engage with their community.

Our panelists will include:

• Andrew Nixon, multimedia producer, Capital Public Radio – Bio | On Twitter: @cpr_andrew

• Darren McQuade, multimedia journalist/photographer, Fox40 – On Twitter: @breakinnewsboy

• Hayley Guenthner, morning reporter, News10 – Bio | On Twitter: @news10_cahayley

Our discussion will be followed by a mixer and snacks. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about ONA Sacramento and the great services we’re providing to local journalists.

On-street parking is plentiful.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Want to help ONASacramento spread the word about this great event? Tweet the URL for this Meetup with the hashtag #ONAvideo and mention @ONASacramento!

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ONA PDX: Trivia for Portland Journalism Nerds

Online News Association Portland is back.

After a year in hibernation, we’ve brought new and old blood together to bring you what the Portland area has long yearned for: an email events list and a regular series of social gatherings for journalists and journalist sympathizers.

Our first gathering is a TRIVIA FOR PORTLAND JOURNALISM NERDS meetup and happy hour mixer at The Waypost. Roll in before 7 pm for the best prices.

There will be prizes.

You should also sign up with our Facebook and Twitter feeds and for Portland Newsies, ONA board member Sarah Mirk’s awesome new twice-a-month email newsletter of journalism-related events around the Portland area. Great things are happening, so bring a friend! We’re eager to see you there.

(Also listed as a Facebook event.)

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ONALA: Happy Hour with JAWS SoCal

Event date: Apr. 21, 2015
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Meet up with local media folks and the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) SoCal for Happy Hour – menu and drink specials offered at Far Bar until 7 p.m. Enjoy dishes such as Wasabi Fries, Teriyaki Sliders and Ming’s Wings. Far Bar was named one of the 10 best pub grub happy hours by LA Weekly and one of the best late-night happy hours by LAist – here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store.

Parking is available for a $3 flat rate after 5 p.m. at the Aiso Parking Lot (101 N Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles) or you can get to Far Bar by taking the Metro Gold Line (Little Tokyo/Arts District station).

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ONA San Diego: Spring Journalism Mixer

The local Online News Association group has reserved a patio for us at The Rabbit Hole in Normal Heights – the perfect venue for gabbing and gossiping over drinks.

Who: Asian American Journalists Association SD, Society of Professional Journalists SD, SD Association for Black Journalists, the Online News Association SD, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists SD

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ONA DC: Welcoming SND

Event date: Apr. 8, 2015
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Join us at NPR on the eve of the annual Society for News Design workshop, SNDDC, as we welcome this awesome collection of creative professionals to Washington. The event should be a fun way to mix and mingle — and sneak a peak inside NPR’s creative process.

We’ll hear from NPR’s creative director, Liz Danzico, who will give us a look at how her team approaches design challenges and builds such fascinating, engaging user experiences.

At the cocktail hour before Liz speaks, ONA regulars can meet SND attendees from around the world, people whose interests overlap with ours in meaningful ways. Many of us are members of both excellent journalism organizations.

Our special thanks to NPR for coordinating this event and generously supporting both ONA and SND. The fine folks at NPR continue to rock.

Please join us for what promises to be an excellent evening.

See you at NPR on April 8!

— Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

SCHEDULE

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Mix and mingle: Light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks on NPR’s gorgeous first floor.

7:00 pm – Inside NPR: The program starts in Studio 1 with Liz Danzico, who will talk about the work her team has been doing recently.

WANT TO HELP?

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!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

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

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