ONA Local events

ONA Philly: #ONA14 National Conference Show and Tell

Every year, after our friends go to the national Online News Association conference (this year in Chicago), we bring everyone together to share what they learned so we can all benefit.

Come on out, have a good time, get a few drinks and learn something about the changing world of digital reporting and news.

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ONA Italia: Dig.It in Prato

Gli iscritti italiani dell’ONA (Online News Association) continuano la serie di appuntamenti formativi e divulgativi all’interno degli eventi legati al giornalismo. Dopo il Festival internazionale di Perugia, il 19 e 20 settembre ONA Italia sarà presente a Prato per Digit, la prima e unica manifestazione nazionale interamente dedicata al giornalismo digitale e online.

Gli appuntamenti con al tavolo dei relatori alcuni iscritti italiani di ONA inizieranno venerdì 19 settembre alle 10 con il panel dal titolo: “Indagine dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti sul giornalismo digitale in Italia, anticipazioni, provocazioni, considerazioni e una proposta concreta
con Mario Tedeschini Lalli.

Sul fronte della formazione, i workshop targati ONA Italians saranno:
19 settembre, ore 9 – 10
Il 141 Tour diventa 141 Expo. Live-blogging&Convergenze digitali per l’Expo di Milano
di Marco Giovannelli
19 settembre, ore 10.20 – 11.20
Mapping for Journalists, le mappe dinamiche
di Danilo Fastelli e Marianna Bruschi
19 settembre, ore 11.40 – 12.40
Tools per curation
di Carlo Felice Dalla Pasqua
19 settembre, ore 12.50 – 13.50
Nuovi strumenti per la redazione digitale, i 10 top tool del Tirreno
di Danilo Fastelli
20 settembre, ore 15.20 – 16.20
WhatsApp: un nuovo strumento in redazione per diffondere notizie iperlocali e per coinvolgere le comunità
di Alessandro Cappai
20 settembre ore 16.40 – 17.40
Piattaforme video: potenzialità e strumentalità multimediali
di Rosa Maria Di Natale

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ONA Boston: Post-ONA14 recap

Attending the annual Online News Association conference this month? Not going and wish you were? Join us for drinks and a discussion about lessons from ONA14.

We’ll be meeting up at Fort Point’s Lucky’s Lounge on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Come with notes from the conference, questions, or just a desire to mingle with other local online journalists.

Hope you can join us!

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ONA Miami: News team, assemble!

The Online News Association conference in Chicago is approaching and it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other.

Let’s get together on Sat., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Gramps in Wynwood. Anyone interested in digital news and storytelling is welcome.

This gathering is made possible by the Miami Herald Media Company and the South Florida Black Journalists Association.

The first 40 people will get 1 drink ticket. Gramps is extending its happy hour, which is half off on wells and select drafts, to our group from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Ask And Offer

As a huge fan of Shine Theory, we’re going to do an Ask and Offer exercise during the event. When you RSVP, you will be asked to answer these questions.

Ask: Share what you want to learn. Want to know how to make a GIF? How about learning Javascript? Don’t be afraid to ask.

Offer: Share what you can teach others in return. It can be anything, like pet training or headline writing tips.

Can’t make it? No worries. In the meantime, ask us what you want to learn and offer skills you can share with the group. We hope to get together more often.

If you have any questions, contact Stefania Ferro at [masked] or on Twitter @cantcacheme.

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ONA ATL & SPJ Georgia: Social Media Panel

Join the ONA Atlanta local group and Society of Professional Journalists Georgia for a panel and discussion on how journalists can expand their reach and tailor their market using social media.

Featured Panel Speakers:
Anna Gonzalez, Social Media Manager for CNN

Candace McCaffery, Principal, CKM Communications

Sunni Thompson, Director of Content Marketing for JWT Atlanta

Michelle Serra, Social Media Manager for AJC

The panel will be preceded and followed by a mixer with your fellow journalists. Attendees pay for their own food and drinks.

To contact ONA Atlanta, email Atlanta@journalists.org or tweet at @onaatl.

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ONA at Mizzou: ONA Open Newsroom

Student are welcome to come in and work on journalism assignments, ask for help with software and provide peer edits and reviews of stories they’re working on. ONA at Mizzou’s executive board and Amy Simons, the faculty mentor, will be there to help facilitate discussion and assist students.

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ONA Sacramento: How to succeed in social media

Do your cop calls. Write your web text. Take photos. Film your teases. Make deadlines.

With all the demands faced by modern journalists, how can they find the time to be active on social media?

In an effort to answer that question, ONA Sacramento has assembled a panel of four journalists and social media stars for a free discussion at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Sacramento Bee’s third-floor conference room. The panelists will talk about how they got involved in social media, their social strategies and what they do to fit social into their day.

The panel includes:

• Sam Amick, USA Today (@sam_amick)

• Joe Davidson, the Sacramento Bee (@SacBee_JoeD)

• John Myers, KQED (@JohnMyers)

• Cristina Mendonsa, News10 (@CristinaNews10)

The moderator will be ONA Sacramento’s own Nate Miller (@journalistnate)

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.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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ONA LA: Picnic/Summer Jam

Event date: Aug. 23, 2014
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Join us for an end-of-summer bash!

We’re having a get-together with food, fun and friends. Feel free to bring a frisbee or two and board games. It’s a potluck picnic, so please sign up and let us know what you’re bringing.

Meet at the park benches next to Trails Cafe and parking is available on the street.

Trails Cafe:
2333 Fern Dell Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068

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ONA San Diego: Technology as an equalizer in journalism?

We know it’s been a while, but we’re ready and excited for our next meet-up event!

Victor Hernandez, News Futurist with CNN Worldwide, will be joining us for a conversation about the current and future role of technology in the news cycle.

With the rise of citizen journalists, bloggers, social media and new media, technology has created a space for just about anyone to contribute to the creation of news – and at a much faster pace. Some argue it’s become the great equalizer for available resources in the arena of news.

But do the growing trends of “click-bait” and the sensationalization of headlines encouraged by technology threaten the quality of journalism?

In this role, Hernandez is charged with shaping critical vision and strategies around emerging technologies against CNN’s journalistic objectives and opportunities, giving him a unique perspective on the subject.

We’re also inviting the SD Bloggers MeetUp Group and journalists from around San Diego for a lively dialogue including a variety of perspectives and experiences.

Our goal is to create a space for San Diego journalists, bloggers, social media professionals, and anyone interested in journalism to come together and discuss these issues – and of course to meet new people!

Join us on Wednesday August 6th at Co-Merge Work Space (downtown) to join the conversation.

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ONA DC August Meetup — Trove

Event date: Aug. 26, 2014
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Trove welcomes ONA members to hear what it takes to move from a traditional newsroom to a tech startup environment.

If you aren’t familiar with Trove, we aggregate news from thousands of sources, allowing readers to create customized news streams on any topic.

In addition the reader-curated “Troves”, readers can also follow verticals curated by a team of editors.

Trove editors bring a wealth of journalism experience in both traditional and digital newsrooms. They will be there to answer your questions about what it is like to work at a tech company and the skills you need.

Trove’s director of engineering can also answer any questions about technical skills journalists should learn.

Feel free to check out Trove online (or visit us in the app store) before the meeting,

Hope to see you there.

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