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.
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.
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.
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.
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Faced with sweeping changes in their industry, three leading journalism organizations are holding a conference to help freelance writers re-envision their careers.
New Avenues in Journalism will bring together media innovators to coach freelancers about custom content, new publishing models, crowd, funding, venture capital, grants and fellowships and other sources of income.
Sponsored by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), San Francisco State University (SFSU) Journalism Department and the Online News Association (ONA), the conference will take place Oct. 10-11, 2014, in the SFSU Humanities Building.
Keynoter and preeminent tech journalist Kara Swisher is the former co-host of AllThingsD. She will give her view of the shifting world of independent journalism in her address. Swisher recently embarked in her own entrepreneurial venture as co-CEO of the tech blog Re/code
Much of the meeting will address the burgeoning field of custom content — journalistic articles commissioned to support products and services.
Other speakers will discuss how writers can secure funding from investors, foundations and philanthropists; successfully act as their own publishers; and sell merchandise and consulting as auxiliary income.
Attendees can choose the full day on Friday ($195 for 10 am – 4:30 pm plus networking event) and/or the half day on Saturday ($95 for 9 am to noon). Admission includes an informal lunch and a wine reception Friday. ONA and ASJA members will receive a discount.
One big part of The New York Times’ post-newspaper strategy: video. The publisher rolled out a new video player this week. It swallows four times the screen real estate of its predecessor, spanning the Times homepage edge to edge. But the new player represents more than a design enhancement. It’s a recognition that video is a chief priority for the company as it looks to a digital future.