ONA Local events


ONA NYC: Super Summer Social

Beat the summer heat – or rain, as the case may be – and join all your best Twitter and IRL friends at ONA NYC’s summer social.

All local journalists are invited to join us to celebrate the official end of the polar vortex, shop talk and network. We can’t promise it will be off the record, but we can promise it will be great fun.

Special thanks to VICE News for hosting. We cant wait to party down in the ‘burg.

Planning to attend? Follow @ONANYC for more details and use the hashtag #ONANYC when tweeting about our events.

There will be a cash bar at the event and a liquor sponsor. Please plan accordingly!

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ONADC: Newsweek

Event date: Jun. 16, 2014
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Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco invites members of the ONADC chapter to join him and his DC-based staff for Happy Hour cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. on June 16, at Solly’s Tavern, 1942 11th St NW (11th & U St.) in Washington.

We’ll be discussing the new Newsweek, relaunched with great fanfare at SXSW as well as the recent Somaly Mam cover story (“Somaly Mam: The Holy Saint (and Sinner) of Sex Trafficking“) that lead to the eponymous founder’s resignation last week, and the future of one of the world’s most iconic magazines.

You’ll be joined by the Newsweek team, including writers Pema Levy, Matthew Cooper & SpyTalk columnist Jeff Stein.

We look forward to seeing you!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

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: June Mixer

Join us for mingling and a drink or two at New Helvetia. No strings attached, just an opportunity to meet local journos, hang out and talk a bit about ONA. Bring a friend. Hope to see you there!

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ONA Atlanta: Spring Mixer

Come and mingle with online news folks from the ATL. Beer and apps on us.

Remember to bring extra business cards for networking and we will also have a “networking cork board” if a colleague is unable to attend and would like their card displayed.

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ONA DC: Bonus Meetup: ZURB

Event date: Jun. 4, 2014
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ONADC friends,

Here’s information on a cool product design roadshow coming to D.C. on Wednesday. You can register through Eventbrite. Details follow. Hope you can swing by.

ZURB is taking product design on the road to share our knowledge, experience and stories around the world. Next stop is Washington, D.C., where we’ll be visiting our friends at the Washington Post.
We’ll be hosting a Product Design meetup at the Post with a little help from Hacks/Hackers and the Online News Association.

For more than 16 years, we’ve helped people roll up their sleeves and build product with people firmly in mind. But what does it mean to design for people? What does it take? We’ll chat how we design customer-centric products and share what we’ve learned from working with startups and large companies.

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ONA UK: Video For Digital Platforms: What’s Working?

Event date: Jun. 10, 2014
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News video for digital platforms is on the rise. How is it different from broadcast TV? At the second ONA UK event of 2014, we’ll explore what works and what doesn’t, as well as practical advice on the ideal duration for digital news videos, and what style works best.

Our panel includes:
John Pullman, Global Editor, Reuters Video News (moderator)
Sue Brooks, Director of Video Transformation, Associated Press
Ben Bevington, Head of Video Production, Online and TV, BBC Washington

The discussion will be followed by networking drinks.

This event is hosted and supported by BBC College of Journalism

John Pullman is the global editor of Reuters Video News, based in London.
He runs a team of more than 250 journalists around the world delivering video to broadcasting and online customers. He joined Reuters in 2010. Previously he worked a senior level in television news in the UK, and was one of the founding managers of the Al Jazeera English news network, based in Qatar.

Sue Brooks, Director of Video Transformation, Associated Press
Over the past 2 years she has headed up a team responsible for revolutionizing the way AP distributes video to digital customers around the globe. She conceived and created AP Video Hub, the video delivery platform designed for websites and portals who want access to AP’s award-winning broadcast video. The Hub launched in beta in April 2012 and now counts some of the world’s biggest media as video customers including the Daily Mail, the Wall Street Journal and Expressen.se A journalist with 25 years’ experience in newspapers, radio and television, Sue has worked in many of the UK’s leading newsrooms, including ITN where she was a Programme Editor at News at Ten. Sue is a Columbia University Sulzberger fellow.

Ben Bevington is the commissioning editor for TV and online news at the BBC’s Washington bureau.

For the past three years he has helped develop the BBC’s digital video strategy, experimenting with new storytelling techniques that work across platforms. Before that he was BBC Newsnight’s North American producer, and covered Obama’s historic election campaign in 2008 as well as the financial crash and Great Recession. He started out as a reporter on the Shropshire Star newspaper back in 1997 before moving to Westminster as a political reporter for the Midland News Association. He joined the BBC in 2003, working as a producer for Breakfast With Frost, Breakfast and Newsnight.

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ONA Sacramento: Analyzing data with the Sacramento Bee’s Phillip Reese

Award-winning reporter Phillip Reese will introduce you to useful data journalism skills during this FREE ONA Sacramento event presented in partnership with AAJA Sacramento.

Come learn how to use Microsoft Excel to analyze a large amount of data. Please have a version of Excel on your laptop for this hands-on session. A free Excel trial is available at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/

The workshop will be followed by a mixer and snacks. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about ONA Sacramento and AAJA Sacramento and the great services they’re providing to local journalists.

Phillip Reese is a computer-assisted reporting specialist at The Sacramento Bee, where he serves a multi-faceted role: writing stories rich in data analysis; teaming with fellow reporters on database research; and maintaining an online data center that highlights trends in the Sacramento region. Reese and his colleague Cynthia Hubert were 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalists for their probe of a Las Vegas mental hospital that used commercial buses to “dump” more than 1,500 psychiatric patients in 48 states over five years, reporting that brought an end to the practice and the firing of hospital employees. Their work on the story also earned them a 2013 George Polk Award in Journalism.

A native of Marion, N.C., Reese attended North Carolina State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in English in 1999. While in college, he served as editor of the campus newspaper and interned at the Hickory (N.C.) Daily Record, the Wichita Eagle and the Raleigh News & Observer.

Looking forward to seeing you June 5!

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ONA DC: May Meetup at McClatchy

Event date: May. 28, 2014
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McClatchy has been expanding its Washington offices to better serve its 30+ million readers in 14 states & 29 local communities across the United States. Get a preview of what the team is planning for mobile, video and other new projects. McClatchy editors will also talk about how they avoid “access journalism” while covering politics and national security.

Hope to see you in late May!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

SCHEDULE

6:15 p.m.— Light refreshments and drinks
6:45 p.m. — Program starts
7:30 p.m. — Program concludes
7:30-8 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa. 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 SF: Accelerate your Ideas: A Night with Matter

Event date: May. 29, 2014
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What does it take to launch the next big media startup? How can an accelerator help you innovate? Explore these questions and more with Matter at the next ONA/SF meetup.

Join us for a happy hour, presentations, and Q+A with a few of the creative media startups that incubated at Matter, including the Creative Action Network, Contextly, Kickflip, Pop, and Woopie.

About Matter: Matter is an accelerator that supports media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society. Matter offers a structured program and $50,000 investment to teams to help them build scalable media ventures. When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 29. Program starts at 5:45 sharp.

Drinks will be available on the house!

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ONA Sacramento Mixer

Join us for mingling and a drink or two at New Helvetia. No strings attached, just an opportunity to meet local journos, hang out and talk a bit about ONA. We may even have some news about an upcoming ONA Sacramento event!

Bring a friend. Hope to see you there!

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