ONA NYC events


ONA NYC Summer Social

Come beat the summer heat and join all your Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and IRL friends at ONA NYC’s summer social.

All local journalists are invited to join us in Dart Alley at Stout NYC’s 33rd Street location. We’ll be celebrating the end of the coldest winter ever, talking shop and networking. We can’t promise there won’t be selfie sticks, but we can promise it will be great fun.

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

One free drink ticket is included with admission. The bar also has food and beer specials that night.

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ONA NYC: Mobile apps: Not just a small screen

So your news organization has a mobile app. Congratulations! But if you’re just shoveling the work you’re already doing onto a smaller screen, you’re ignoring the fundamental reasons people are consuming their news on mobile devices.

Editors from four apps will discuss how they’ve actually changed their content to suit a mobile audience that has entirely different needs and desires than your www. It’s a new, important area of exploration for journalists; hear from those leading the charge on how you could be doing things differently (and what kind of journalism jobs that creates). We’ll have:

Clifford Levy (@cliffordlevy), editorial lead on NYT Now (download the iPhone app)

Millie Tran (@millie), writer on the upcoming BuzzFeed News App (coming soon, but here’s a Nieman Lab write-up)

Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley), senior editor at Circa (iPhone, Android)

Hailey Persinger, editor at Yahoo News Digest (iPhone, Android)

Moderated by Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor), The New York Times

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments, including wine, beer and beverages, will be served. We welcome announcements of job openings, which will take place at the end. Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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ONA NYC: Holiday Party

Event date: Dec. 15, 2014
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‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Join all your best Twitter and IRL friends at ONA NYC’s annual Holiday Party.

All local journalists are invited to help us celebrate the end of this year’s news cycle, talk shop and network. We can’t promise it will be off the record, but we can promise it will be great fun. (Bonus: Trivia starts at 8 p.m.)
Your $5 cover fee will go toward one free drink and some finger foods.
Planning to attend? Follow @ONANYC for more details and use the hashtag #ONANYC when tweeting about our events.

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ONA NYC: How To Land a Job in Journalism

Event date: Oct. 8, 2014
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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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ONA NYC: Verifying the News

Event date: Jul. 16, 2014
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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

Event date: Jun. 19, 2014
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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

Event date: Apr. 29, 2014
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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)

Moderator:

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

Event date: Feb. 18, 2014
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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!

Panelists:

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.

Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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

Event date: Feb. 22, 2014
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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

Lunch

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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