ONA Local events
Dan Oshinsky, a convergence and Reynolds Journalism Institute fellow alum, is joining to talk about creating content that makes people want to share it. Oshinksy is the founder of Stry.us and currently works for BuzzFeed and will be join us by Skype to answer your questions.
Read a “letter home” from Oshinsky to students at Mizzou.
Andy Whalen co-founder of personalized news aggregator Delve News joins us Via Skype to talk about the changing ways consumers filter, find and share news. Come hear about Whalen’s experience working for a news startup and how journalists use their entrepreneurial skills.
Please RSVP via the WHYY signup here. (This event is $5 for non-members of WHYY. )
The second week of March is Sunshine Week, “a nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.”
In Philadelphia, WHYY is hosting an event with the editorial director of the Sunlight Foundation – and once Inquirer Reporter – Bill Allison. The event will include a discussion with WHYY reporters Dave Davies and Holly Otterbein, who will share stories from the trenches. The panel discussion will be led by WHYY’s Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue, Chris Satullo.
Data and open gov are hot topics in journalism technology right now, so this is a great time to learn more about the open records and information laws already on the books.
Please RSVP via the WHYY signup here.
Do you feel alone? Missing your friendly ONADC pals? Worried we had forgotten you? Don’t you fret. We’re here with a hug and a smile and a plastic cup of sweet sweet wine to get you through the week.
The March meetup will take us back to Medill’s fabulous DC office for a presentation from local startup, ProConIt, a social evaluation platform.
More information to come, but snag your spot now! Do it.
Ok. Good. Feel better? We do, too.
This meetup is $5.00.
Are you headed down to Austin for SXSWi? Join us at the Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. III. from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. We’re getting together with journalists and tech folks at Palm Door, 401 Sabine St., just two blocks from the Convention Center and featuring awesome Austin food, awesome Texas beer and an awesome photobooth from SnapFiesta.
Get a preview of the third annual Philly Tech Week!
(More details on specific programming to follow)
Join us for a roundtable discussion with an impressive panel of national tech reporters discussing national trends in technology and innovation and how Philly fits into it all.
Erica Ogg, of GigaOM, reports on Apple, though occasionally she’ll detour into stories about how personal tech intersects with two of her favorite things: travel and food.
Timothy B. Lee, of Ars Technica, covers tech policy with a particular focus on patent and copyright law, privacy, free speech, and open government.
John-Paul Titlow, of ReadWrite, has been writing for ReadWrite since June 2011. His areas of focus include the future of music and entertainment, the ongoing online copyright wars and Apple.
Chris Grant of Polygon, is the founding editor of the year-old national video game culture news site, after a previous stint as an editorial director at Aol’s Joystiq
This event will also offer a brief intro to some of the exciting things happening in each of the five tracks in which PTW is organized: Art/Creative, Access/Policy, Design/Development, Entrepreneurship/Investment and Media/Transparency.
[This is part of the Philly Tech Week 2013 Preview Event]
Join us for a demo and Q&A about Newsana (currently in beta) with Ben Peterson, the Co-Founder and CEO of Newsana, Jonathan Wong and chief community officer Kim Fox.
Newsana is a community of people passionate about finding and discussing quality news and ideas. Based on community activity, the top five stories are surfaced across a variety of topics and are showcased on the site.
The bar is going to hook us up with a stage light, so hopefully we’ll be able to see the panel this time! ;-)
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the formal presentation and Q&A from 7-7:30 p.m. or so, followed by networking!