ONA NYC events

ONA NYC: Verifying the News

Join us at Twitter New York for cocktails and a discussion of how reporters and editors are using social media to verify news. Industry colleagues who have sourced news, verified or debunked the reports and crowd-sourced stories — all through social media — will share their stories in a series of lightning rounds.

Twitter’s Mark S. Luckie will also share the latest on Twitter’s tools for verification including TweetDeck and geolocation. More details on speakers to come, but please get in touch with Twitter’s Adrienne Vogt (adriennevogt@twitter.com) if you’re interested in contributing.

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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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ONA NYC: Crafting data into powerful and shareable visuals

A chart is worth a 1,000 words, and in the era of digital news and social sharing it can be worth hundreds of thousands of readers as well. But good charts are more than just decoration — they are visual stories that sometimes reveal much more about the data behind our world than a classic narrative could.

Join us at Youtube as we explore the different ways newsrooms can find editorial value in data and how to craft it into meaningful graphics.

The panelists:

Sarah Slobin, senior graphics editor, Wall Street Journal (@sarahslo)

Ritchie S. King, visual journalist/science reporter, FiveThirtyEight (@ritchiesking)

• Maryanne Murray, global head of graphics, Reuters (@lightnosugar)


Zach Seward, senior editor, Quartz (@zseward)

Doors will open at 6:15pm; the discussion will begin at 7:00pm. Light refreshments, including wine, beer and beverages, will be served. We welcome announcements of job openings, which will take place after the panel. Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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

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ONA NYC: The Universal Lessons of Sports Journalism

Event date: Mar. 26, 2014
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Whether you’re a diehard fan or you don’t know a thing about sports, there’s no denying sports journalism has been at the forefront of much of our industry’s digital innovation. If you haven’t been paying attention, you’re missing some of the best work in multimedia production and reader interaction. Join us at The New York Times as we talk to some of the leaders in sports journalism about what they’ve learned, and how it can apply to any subject area.

Jason Stallman is the sports editor at The New York Times, and has led the staff on some of the Times’s most ambitious multimedia pieces. Those include “Tomato Can Blues” and “The Jockey,” plus some story about skiers called “Snowfall.”

Jenny Vrentas covers the NFL for Sports Illustrated and The MMQB with Peter King. She spent six years at The Star-Ledger, including three seasons covering the Jets and Giants. She is active on Twitter at @JennyVrentas.

Dan Rubenstein is a producer/host for SB Nation and the host of @SolidVerbal, a college football podcast. Enjoy his tweeting at @DanRubenstein.

A fourth person hasn’t been announced yet but rest assured, this person will be equally fantastic.

The panel will be moderated by Daniel Victor, a social media staff editor at The New York Times. He hangs out at @bydanielvictor. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 7 p.m. We’ll serve light snacks and refreshments. Join us!

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ONA NYC: The Future of UGC and the News

The last few years have seen a huge proliferation of user generated content (UGC) in newsrooms. But what is next?
What steps can newsrooms take to go from training staff on how to verify content to using UGC to really find the stories and voices that aren’t being covered? How can journalists and sites prevent errors? Who owns the data uncovered by UGC and how is it being preserved?

Join the Online News Association’s New York group at the NYC Bureau of the Associated Press on Tuesday, February 18th for a conversation with five experts in different areas of UGC and crowdsourcing to tackle these questions and others. We hope you will join us!


Eric Carvin, Social Media Editor, AP — @EricCarvin
Mark Little, Founder/CEO, Storyful — @marklittlenews

Erik Martin, General Manager, reddit — @hueypriest

Katie Rogers, Social News Editor, Guardian US — @katierogers‎

Julie Whitaker, Social Media Editor, WNYC — @julesdwit‎

Moderator: Elana Zak, Social Media Producer, WSJ — @elanazak

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

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ONA NYC: Workshop: Using Design Thinking for Digital Storytelling in the Post-Sandy Era

Would you like to spend the day with some of the industry’s leading design & climate adaptation experts to develop more effective ways to communicate about these issues?

This interactive workshop is for journalists, editors, designers, developers and problem solvers. You’ll spend the day geeking out with like-minded unicorns, adding tools to your creative toolkit and finding friends to collaborate with on your next passion project.

You will be immersed in human-centered design methods and learn how to leverage them to better understand and engage new audiences, how to harness the power of new technologies, and how to create more real and dynamic stories that resonate. This workshop is ten dollars.

You don’t want to miss this.

Our Hosts

Event hosted by AdaptNY, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Community and Ethnic Media, and the Online News Association.

Our Leaders

A. Adam Glenn, editor, AdaptNY & associate professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, @AdaptNY & @AAdamGlenn

Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink, @reggiemurphy

Nelson Hsu, Project Thunderdome at Digital First Media, @hsunelson

Julie Westfall, Project Thunderdome at Digital First Media, @JulieWestfall

Skeleton Schedule for the Day

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Breakfast

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Introduction and learning more about the design challenge

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Interviews with constituents

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Learn how personas can help you & develop your personas for this design challenge


1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Brainstorm Ideas

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Prototype and Iterate

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Share & the happiest of hours

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ONA NYC: Holiday Party

Event date: Dec. 6, 2013
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‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Join us as we celebrate the end of another news cycle at the annual ONA NYC Holiday Party at WeWork SoHo Lounge. Festive dress is encouraged!

All local journalists are welcome to network with members of the Online News Association, Asian American Journalists Association, and The Deadline Club. For $15, you’ll enjoy some great company, an open bar, and yummy food.

A special thanks to our generous sponsors, National Geographic and NewsCred, for helping make this event possible!

Planning to attend? Follow @ONANYC for more details and use the hashtag #ONANYC when tweeting about our events. We encourage you to take photos and videos and share them here on MeetUp!

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ONANYC: Experiments in Storytracking

Event date: Oct. 9, 2013
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Over the course of the past year, a number of online and mobile-centric news outlets have experimented with unique approaches to tracking stories online — approaches that challenge traditional notions of “the beat” and “the article”. What opportunities, beyond live blogging and tweeting, does the digital age offer journalists attempting to track evolving narratives and ideas?

Join the Online News Association’s New York Group on October 9th for a conversation with three innovative newsmakers whose experiments in story tracking are leading the trend:

Gideon Lichfield, Global News Editor, Quartz (read his thoughts on organizing newsrooms around “obsessions” rather than beats) — @glichfield

Daniel Bentley, Contributing Editor, Circa (learn about the Circa app here and here) — @djbentley

Chris Dannen, Editor, Co.Labs (See Co.Labs’ story tracking experiments) — @chrisdannen

Moderator: Anjali Mullany, News Editor, Fast Company Digital — @anjalimullany

Doors will open at 6pm; the discussion will begin at 6:30pm.

Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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ONA NYC: Media Mega Mixer

Event date: Jul. 17, 2013
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The most diverse gathering of journalists happens every four years at UNITY. The last convention was in Las Vegas in 2012. Why wait until 2016 for the next gathering? Join us at our mega mixer July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the WeWork SoHo Lounge on 154 Grand Street.

All are welcome to network with members of the Online News Association, Asian American Journalists Association, New York Association of Black Journalists, Native American Journalists Association and South Asian Journalists Association. Enjoy an open bar, free food and don’t forget your business cards.

The cost of this event is $15 and you must register on Eventbrite for the MEDIA MEGA MIXER. The RSVP list is closed on this page for this reason.

A special thanks to our sponsor, NewsCred, for helping make this event possible.

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ONA NYC: The Future of Documentary Storytelling

Event date: May. 30, 2013
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ONA-NYC and the duPont-Columbia Awards explore the opportunities and challenges of independent documentary film making today on the web and in theaters. We bring you an eclectic group of curators, directors and producers influencing the way we tell non-fiction stories.

Topics will include uses for and limits of innovative digital technology, cross platform storytelling, immersive transmedia projects, and new funding models. Our speakers will inspire and also provide practical advise about producing documentaries for the web and/or the theater.

Moderator: June Cross, Filmmaker; Associate Professor, Columbia University @junecross

Panelists include:

Adnaan Wasey , Director, POV Digital; Owner, Science Bistro @adnaanwasey
Barak Goodman, Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Writer, ARK Media @GoodmanBarak
Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute; Curator, Storyscapes @fromthehip
Shola Lynch, Director, Writer, Producer, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners @FreeAngelaFilm

Plus, we will have special guest Alexander Reben, artist and robotist. He is the mastermind behind the BlabDroid, an adorable filmmaking robot. He collaborated with Brent Hoff to make “Robots in Residence,” the first documentary directed entirely by robots and featured at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes installation. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the project and be interviewed by a BlabDroid.

This meetup will be taking place in the Lecture Hall on the 3rd floor of the Pulitzer building (formerly known the Journalism building which is at 2950 Broadway, NYC 10027).

The event is free but you still need to RSVP here on meetup in order to attend the event. It is required that you bring a Photo ID with you that matches your registration name for security purposes. Please provide your full name and the full names of your guests.

Follow @ONANYC and use this hashtag: #ONANYC when tweeting about our events. We encourage you to take photos and videos and share them here on Meetup! Please visit http://journalists.org to find out more about the Online News Association, become a member, and attend our fall conference in Atlanta!

More about our co-host: The duPont-Columbia Awards honors outstanding broadcast and digital news. Enter by July 1, 2013 for the 2014 Awards. For more information:www.dupontawards.org. Follow @duPontAwards.

Thank you to our supporters:

NewsCred puts content at the heart of every business. As the world’s leading content marketing and syndication platform, NewsCred provides brands and publishers with seamless access to fully-licensed articles, images and video from more than 1,500 world-class sources.

Digital First Media manages MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media and reaches 61.5 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.

Since 1998, The Harnisch Foundation has been a catalyst for sustainable social change, funding and implementing innovation in the fields of philanthropy, coaching and journalism.

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