ONA Local events

ONA Austin: What’s New at Google News?

Stacie Chan is the Community Manager for Google News and Google Play Newsstand. In her role, she works with news publishers to educate them about Google’s digital content products and how to optimize their content.

Stacie has taken a journalism background and applied it to the tech industry. Join us to learn more about roles for communicators at Google and tools communicators can use.

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ONA at Mizzou: ONA14 recap

Did you miss the national ONA Conference? Want to learn more about tech trends in journalism? We’ve invited faculty and students who attended the conference to come sit on a panel, answer questions and share what they heard and saw at the conference!

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ONA NYC: How To Land a Job in Journalism

Join us at NYU’s Studio 20 as journalists from different media outlets share how they got their jobs.
Whether you’re a J-School student, a recent grad or looking to switch careers, landing a journalism job isn’t always, well, easy. Our panelists will tell us their tips and tricks in a series of lightning rounds, followed by questions at the end.
The panelists:

Josh Dawsey, Reporter, Wall Street Journal (@jdawsey1)

Tracy Clayton, Staff Writer, BuzzFeed (@brokeymcpoverty)
Megan Hess, Assistant Editor, Mashable (@mhess4)

Elizabeth Plank, Senior Editor, Mic (@feministabulous)

Zach Seward, Product Director and Senior Editor Quartz, (@zseward)
Doors will open at 6:30pm; the discussion will begin at 7:00pm. Light snacks and refreshments, including wine, beer and beverages, will be served. We welcome announcements of job openings, which will take place after the end. Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

Please provide your full name and the full names of your guests. You must bring Photo ID that matches your registration name. We will not be able to admit ONANYC meetup guests who do not submit this information using Meetup email. Also, we will not be able to accept walk-in guests.

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ONADC: Vox at AU

Event date: Oct. 23, 2014
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A conversation with Vox.com editors Melissa Bell and Yuri Victor, sponsored by American University School of Communication

Please join Melissa Bell and Yuri Victor from Vox.com on Thursday, Oct. 23, to discuss the intersection of editorial and technology at their startup, which has quickly become known for its ambitious product launches.
Melissa, a Vox co-founder, editor in chief and senior product manager, and Yuri, senior UX designer, will also talk about the unique culture that has made Vox nimble as it adds more storytelling tools. Unlike many media companies that delegated web publishing to the IT department, Vox has built a platform from the ground up by iterating with bloggers who know how to tell stories and build communities on the web.

Thanks to our friends at the American University School of Communication for providing the lovely meeting space in the renovated McKinley Building that will be fun to see on AU’s campus. The building will be opening for guided tours at 6 p.m. Come early to see the cool digital media space.

Here’s a link to the campus map: http://www.american.edu/aumaps/index.cfm

Attendees are encouraged to take Metro to Tenleytown-AU. A free AU shuttle is available from the station to AU’s main campus at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

There also is limited parking on campus, in the garage underneath the School of International Service (SIS) building, or the Sports Center garage. Parking is free after 5 p.m.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mobile service is fine; if you think you will need WIFI access we’ll send an announcement closer to the event about signing up for guest access ahead of time.

See you in October!

— Tiffany, Matt and Jessica


6 p.m. — Opening early for tours
6:30 p.m. — Light refreshments
6:45 p.m.— Program starts
7:30 p.m. — Program concludes
7:30-8 p.m. — More networking; mingling and building tours


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 Toronto: #telleveryone book launch

Please join us to hear Alfred Hermida in conversation about his new book, Tell Everyone, with CBC’s David Common.

To RSVP, please email rsvpcanada@randomhouse.com.

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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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