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ONACamp Phoenix

Event date: Nov. 8, 2014
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Looking to deepen your knowledge of the business side of journalism?

Join us for a free day of hands-on training with some of the top minds in digital journalism.

(The event is free; $5 ticket covers lunch.)

Sessions at ONACamp Phoenix will explore business  and revenue models that are working well for news outlets across the country and the editorial overlap with business. You’ll hear from leaders at newsrooms large and small about how they are experimenting with ads, how they handle product management, and how user engagement can tie in with business goals.

Register TodayIn this full-day training, you’ll learn learn how to collaborate to align journalism and business goals in your strategy and news projects.

Date and Time
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MST)

Location
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Schedule

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Capturing Value: Audience Engagement and the Business of Digital News
, a keynote conversation with Jake Batsell, Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University’s Division of Journalism in Dallas, and author of the forthcoming Engaged Journalism: Connecting With Digitally Empowered News Audiences

Business Track

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Beyond Words: How Live Events Support Your Daily Journalism

Olivia Allen-Price, Interactive and Engagement Producer, KQED, and Megan Finnerty, Founder of the Arizona Storytellers Project, Arizona Republic

1-2 p.m.
Metrics Worth Sharing with Advertisers

Stephanie Brower, Co-Head of Editorial Outreach, Chartbeat

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Join the Club: Learn From Successful Membership Models

Catherine Green, Deputy Editor, Voice of San Diego

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sponsored Content: Balancing Journalistic Standards with Making Money

Julia Thompson, Digital Content Director, The Arizona Republic

Editorial Track

10:45-11:45 a.m.
The Product Side: Workflows and Lessons From Project Management

Sara Catania, Vice President of Digital News, NBC4 Southern California

1-2 p.m.
How to Manage Your Community and Help Meet Business Goals

Steve Buttry, Lamar Visiting Scholar at Louisiana State University’s Manship School

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Creating Structured Content That Engages Readers

David Cohn, Executive Producer, AJ+

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Maximize Social Media Engagement and Advance Your Business Strategy

Emma Carew Grovum, Homepage and Social Media Editor, Foreign Policy

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ONA dCamp: Digital Security

Event date: Aug. 23, 2014
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Join the Online News Association in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 23, for ONA dCamp: Digital Security, a day-long training and design camp which will focus on how digital journalists can better protect their work and sources.

Supported by the Gannett Foundation, this facilitated, interactive workshop is for journalists, editors, designers, developers, tech support and those concerned about digital security in the newsroom.

Keeping your work secure is a challenge when digital security is often compromised. This design camp will explore new and emerging security issues and identify tools journalists are using now to help protect themselves and their sources.

The afternoon will focus on hands-on teamwork, taking a human-centered design approach to how journalists and technologists can create better tools and processes for enhanced digital security.

Attendance is limited to 75 people. Applications are due by August 13 and selected participants will be notified by August 15. The training is free but there is a $5 fee to cover the cost of meals.

Working Agenda

Introduction and goals for the day

Exploring digital security issues for journalists with Delphine Halgand, Reporters Without Borders, Shauna Dillavou, CommunityRED and Seamus Tuohy, Internews. Moderated by Chrys Wu, The New York Times.

Threat modeling with Runa Sandvick, Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Tools that journalists use now to keep their work secure with Mike Tigas, Propublica.

Lunch

Design Challenge: How might we create better tools and processes for enhanced digital security?

Facilitators will guide groups through brainstorming, prototyping and iteration as they design processes and tools to help journalists be more secure online.

Facilitators include:

Maite Fernandez, International Center for Journalists
Tran Ha, Knight Fellow, Stanford
Alex Howard, Tech Republic
Pete Karl, Upstatement
Joey Marburger, Washington Post
Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink
Jeremy Pennycook, NPR
Daniel Stringer, Stanford
Chrys Wu, The New York Times

This training is brought to you with the generous support of the Gannett Foundation. ONACamps are free, all-day, intensive digital journalism training sessions offered by the Online News Association (ONA), a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. This special ONACamp is design-focused, enabling you to collaborate with industry peers, drill down on a project and hone your skills. Find out more about ONACamps.

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ONACamp: Indianapolis

Event date: Apr. 26, 2014
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Learn how to protect yourself and your newsroom from digital security threats at ONA dCamp at the Indianapolis Star.

Join the Online News Association in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 26, for Digital Security for Journalists. This ONACamp is a daylong training and design camp which will offer practical help in keeping digital journalists and their work secure.

This facilitated, interactive workshop is for journalists, editors, designers, developers, tech support and those concerned about digital security in the newsroom.

Runa Sandvik from the Center for Democracy & Technology will start the day with an overview on new and emerging international/national security issues.

Dylan Jones from Internews will provide practical tips in a digital security toolbox session, arming journalists with easy-to-access  tools to protect themselves and their sources.

The afternoon will focus on hands-on teamwork, taking a human-centered design approach to how journalists and technologists can create better tools and processes for enhanced digital security.

Attendance is limited to 60 people. Applications are due by April 15 and selected participants will be notified by April 18. The training is free but there is a $5 fee to cover the cost of meals.

This training is brought to you with the generous support of the Gannett Foundation. ONACamps are free, all-day, intensive digital journalism training sessions offered by the Online News Association (ONA), a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. This special ONACamp is completely design-focused, enabling you to collaborate with industry peers, drill down on a project and hone your skills. Find out more about ONACamps.

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ONA dCamp NC: Mobile

Event date: Feb. 8, 2014
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From audio to maps to infographics, mobile devices invite us to rethink which stories we tell, and how we tell them.

Join the Online News Association in Chapel Hill for ONA dCamp NC: Mobile, a day-long design camp to discuss and develop new ideas for mobile-first news.

Supported by the Gannett Foundation, ONA dCamp will use a human-centered design process to identify reader needs and propose practical mobile-first solutions. A cross-section of media’s leading mobile experts will participate in the discussions and lead teams in brainstorming and prototyping mobile-first story forms.

This facilitated, interactive workshop is for journalists, editors, designers, developers and fans of great mobile news content. Join mobile staffers from The Boston Globe, BreakingNews, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post and others to help imagine the future of mobile storytelling. Along the way we’ll help you enhance your mobile-first thinking and human-centered design skills.

Attendance is limited to 60 people. Applications are due by Jan. 28 and selected participants will be notified no later than Jan. 31. There is a $5 fee to cover the cost of meals. Additional facilitators include staff from Digital First, Knight Lab McClatchy, Seattle Times, Texas Tribune, Tow Center, University of Memphis, Upstatement, Vox Media, the Wall Street Journal and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Our leaders for the day include:

Cory Bergman, Breaking News
Carrie Brown, University of Memphis
Kim Bui, Digital First Media
Alastair Coote, New York Times
Nick Diakopoulos, Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Gabriel Florit, Boston Globe
David Ho, Wall Street Journal
Etan Horowitz, CNN
Ted Irvine, Vox Media
Pete Karl, Upstatement
Damon Kiesow, Boston Globe
Suzanne Levison, McClatchy Interactive
Joey Marburger, Washington Post
Grey Montgomery, McClatchy Interactive
Miranda Mulligan, Knight Lab
Katie Park, Washington Post
Emily Ramshaw, Texas Tribune
Will Sullivan, Broadcasting Board of Governors
Eric Ulken, Seattle Times

Working Agenda and Schedule

8 a.m. Registration

Light breakfast will be served

8:30 a.m. Welcome

Jen Mizgata, Senior Communications Manager, Online News Association

8:40 a.m. ONA dCamp NC: Mobile Goal for the Day

8:55 a.m. What is human-centered design? (Instruction) Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink

Learn about why human-centered design — the framework for today’s event — matters and how you can use it to develop better internal process and engaging mobile experiences.

INFORM

9:15 a.m. Defining your design challenge

What are you going to build? A new storytelling technique for your mobile platforms? A new process to develop mobile content quicker and more efficiently? A new tool or system that will help better organize and coordinate your mobile development processes across your publications’ teams and departments?

Use this time to agree on the design challenge your group will work on for the day.

9:45 a.m. Interviews and Observations (Instruction) Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink

Defining your users, all of them, lets you explore what unmet needs those individuals actually have, before you start building for them. Learn how to uncover the range of your possible users, identifying the scope of their abilities and behaviors and determining how to better use that to understand what they want.

10:00 a.m. Conduct Interviews and Observations within your group

INSPIRE

10:30 a.m. Brainstorming, The Rules (Instruction) Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink

Numerous solutions may be within reach, but structural or social barriers can exist that stop discovery in a group setting. Learn how to free your meetings and planning sessions to allow for healthy brainstorming towards solving a problem, creating the maximum space for strong ideas.

10:45 a.m. Brainstorm ideas within your group

11:15 a.m. Assess and Select Idea/Concepts to Design

ITERATE

11:30 a.m. Prototyping: Modeling success (Instruction) Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink

Experimenting with your solutions and gaining feedback can be efficient. Learn how to set your project up for forward motion by following suit with guidelines on how to organize your test group’s experience and prompts for feedback.

11:45 a.m. Prototyping within your group

12:15 p.m. Lunch and Prototyping

2:00 p.m. Evaluating your prototype and its feedback

You’ve got a prototype, you’ve got feedback. Now it’s time to figure out what to do next. Learn how to make a use case for your prototype and how to leverage the feedback you’ve received to prep for polishing or improving your product or project.

2:30 p.m. Iterate Prototypes within your group

3:30 p.m. Group presentations, discussion, analysis

IMPLEMENT

4:30 p.m. Build, Define, Scale (Instruction) Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink

4:45 p.m. Finalize “Go-To-Market” Plan, High Resolution Prototypes, Workflows, etc.

5:30 p.m. Wrap up

6:00 p.m. Adjourn

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ONACamp at AAN Digital Conference

Event date: Jan. 26, 2013
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UPDATE: If you’re looking for session resources, head to our round-up post for links.

Looking for the latest in digital skills? Join us for a day of hands-on training with some of the top leaders in digital journalism at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s Digital Conference. We’re bringing a full day of training to AAN Digital on January 26 and ONA members can attend the full conference January 24-26 for the AAN member rate.

Sessions will explore analytics and metrics for growth, newsroom workflow, thinking like a startup and more pertinent topics to help you improve your skills. This exciting day of intensive digital journalism training is organized by the Online News Association, courtesy of a grant from the Gannett Foundation. AAN is offering a discount to ONA members who wish to attend.

If you are an ONA member, registration for for the full conference is $199 for early registration; $224 for registrations received after January 11, 2013.

ONA members, register here.

If you are not an ONA member, you can register here.

For more information about AAN and the 2013 digital conference, please visit their website. Read more about past ONACamps.

ONACamp at AAN Program

Saturday Jan. 26
Funded by a generous grant from the Gannett Foundation.

Building Online Communities on Tumblr

9 to 10 a.m.
With “Tumblr” now a more popular Google search than “blog” there’s no mistaking the importance of the community built on this platform. Learn directly from Tumblr best practices in managing and growing your online community on Tumblr.
Presenter: Mark Coatney, Director/Media Evangelist, Tumblr @mcoatney

Google Fusion Tables 101

10 to 11 a.m.
Visualizing data is no longer just for deep investigative projects. With tools like Google Fusion Tables, visualizations are easier than ever. Google brings you an introduction to the tool to give you the baseline understanding needed for creating or overseeing the creation of exciting maps and visuals.
Presenter: Vanessa Schneider, Geo Media Program Manager, Google @vanessagene

Digital Diversity

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
We want diversity in our newsrooms and in our portfolios, so why not in our digital space? We’ll look at ways to incorporate diversity into your strategic plans of broadening your staff, your stories and overall advertising reach and income.
Presenter: Doug Mitchell, NPR, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb.net @nextgenradio

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

Metrics and Analytics

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Impact is not just a buzzword, it’s a new religion. Learn how metrics and analytics influence editorial and business strategy and get fast, smart ways to read what’s working and what’s not.
Presenter: Meghann Farnsworth, Manager, Distribution and Online Engagement, California Watch @meghannCIR

Thinking Like a Startup

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
How do you develop an entrepreneurial mindset? Think about what’s new and what’s next. Don’t be afraid to fail — revise your plan if you do. Figure out what’s going to work in 30 days. Even if you aren’t a startup, innovation, creativity and reevaluating “what is” will keep your organization moving forward.
Presenter: Latoya Peterson, Stanford-Knight Fellow @LatoyaPeterson

Network Strategies

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Many news sites are built with the expectation that they’re an end destination for users. A network strategy calls for finding the readers where they are (an old print circulation strategy) and not expecting them to come to you.
Presenter: Deborah Petersen, Senior Editor – Mobile & Social Media, San Jose Mercury News @deborapetersen

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ONACamp Minnesota

Event date: Dec. 1, 2012
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UPDATE: If you’re looking for session resources, head to our round-up post for links.

Looking for the latest in digital skills? Join us for a day of hands-on training with some of the top leaders in digital journalism. Sessions at ONACamp Minnesota will explore analytics and metrics for growth, legal issues on the web, tools for better digital storytelling, and more pertinent topics to help you improve your skills. Get on the fast track to better reporting with greater impact using the power of the Internet. This exciting day of intensive digital journalism training is organized by the Online News Association, courtesy of a grant from the Gannett Foundation. Registration is $5 to cover the cost of lunch. A light breakfast will also be served.

Read more about past ONACamps.

ONACamp Minnesota Program

Program is subject to change. 

Registration

8 a.m., Outside Room 100

Dive Into E-Books

9 a.m. – Noon, Room 214

Are you curious about the growing market for e-books? Wonder what it would take to get some of your own work out there on a Kindle or an iPad? This workshop will cover what you need to know to take your manuscript, format it into an e-book, and put it on the market. This workshop will cover the economics & royalty structures of the major e-book platforms, the mechanics of publishing an e-book, and a hands-on session where you will generate your own e-book. Already have your own manuscript? Great! Bring it! If you don’t, your instructor will supply a book-length text file for you to work with.

Instructor: Lisa Williams, MIT Media Lab fellow @lisawilliams

You will need:
* To download and install the e-book platform Scrivener, which is available for both Windows and the Mac before class
* Your own laptop

Telling Stories with Sound

9 – 10 a.m., Room 100

If you are a NPR listener, have you ever wondered how is it they get all that great sound? It turns out, it’s a combination of tools and great technique. Come learn some of the tricks to enhancing your storytelling with sound and the simple, easy to use digital tools professionals have at their disposal. Join former NPR producer, audio instructor and nationally recognized media trainer Doug Mitchell and Minnesota Public Radio Metro Reporter Laura Yuen.

Instructor: Doug Mitchell, NPR, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb.net @nextgenradio, Laura Yuen, Metro Reporter, Minnesota Public Radio @laura_yuen

Reporter’s Digital Toolkit and Social Tips

9 – 10 a.m., Room 130

With real-time reporting, social networks provide peer-to-peer conversation, audience engagement, sources and resources, not to mention they are often the highest traffic drivers to news sites. This session will highlight the best practices of social media and the hottest tools and techniques to report your story faster and more efficiently.

Instructor: Dan Petty, Regional Engagement Editor, Denver Post/Digital First Media @danielpetty

What You Need To Know About Internet Law

10 a.m. – Noon, Room 100

Legal issues are usually the last thing journalists consider. This session will show you why it should be the first. You’ll learn the basics of copyright and libel as they pertain to the Internet, the nuances of the term “fair use,” freelance contributor agreements, common misconceptions about copyright law, creative commons licenses and more. A Q& A period will follow.

Instructor: Jane Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota

SEO & Optimizing your Content for the Web

10 – 11 a.m., Room 130

By now we’ve all heard of SEO but how do you work it into your headlines and content without ruining the quality of your story? Learn how to optimize your content and discover practical metrics applications, user behavior and trends on stickiness that will change what you do and how you do it.

Instructor: Dan Petty, Regional Engagement Editor, Denver Post/Digital First Media @danielpetty

Mobile Reporting Tools

11 a.m. – Noon, Room 130

Reporting on-the-go has never been easier when all the tools you need can fit into your hand. This session will show you the reporting power of the smartphone. We’ll explore the basics of how to use hand-held devices as a journalistic tool, featured apps to use, as well as best practices for reporting, editing and sharing stories to any media platform with your phone.

Instructor: Yuri Victor, UX Director, Washington Post @yurivictor

Storytelling through Dataviz

1 – 4 p.m., Room 214

With access to so much data, it can be a real challenge to create compelling visuals that engage your readers and help to understand complex issues. This hands-on training will help you up your visual storytelling game by sharing some of the latest tools and best practices for better storytelling on the web.

Instructor: Kevin Quealy, Graphics Editor, New York Times @kevinq

Developing a Mobile Strategy

1 – 3 p.m., Room 130

According to the Pew Center, the influence of mobile news consumption has doubled since 2010. As it continues to grow, it’s essential for news producers to have a mobile presence. But how? This session will help you get started with a framework for moving into the mobile space. We’ll help you figure out web vs. native apps, how to bootstrap mobile development and provide a foundation and quick tools that allow you to rapidly excel in the mobile space.

Instructor: Yuri Victor, UX Director, Washington Post @yurivictor

Creative Digital Content

1 – 2 p.m., Room 100

Traditional text-focused reporting, while important, is not always the best format for telling the story and engaging your audience. Nowadays memes, hashtags and GIFs can rule the news cycle. This session will help you integrate creativity into reporting your story and help you get a handle on the risks and benefits of creative digital formats.

Instructor: Amanda Hess, Writer, Editor, Slate Contributor, and Tomorrow Magazine Co-founder @amandahess

Better Business Strategies for the Web

2 – 3 p.m., Room 100

Whether you run an entire news organization or your own blog, defining and delivering on-mission journalism is paramount. Ken Sands, a longtime online news executive, will share his strategies on how to grow your audience, improving your business model and how you can more sharply focus your business efforts.

Instructor: Ken Sands, Editor, Manager, Digital Media Strategist, formerly of Bloomberg Government @kensands

Brand Yourself: Owning a Piece of the Web

3 – 4 p.m., Room 130

If you are in the news business, the time to establish an online presence for yourself is now. Many readers and potential employers will search the web for additional information on journalists, and the more good stuff that shows up, the better. This session will help you devise a strategy using websites, blogs, Facebook and Twitter to create an online archive of your stories and promote your work on the web.

Instructor: Amanda Hess, Writer, Editor, Slate Contributor, and Tomorrow Magazine Co-founder @amandahess

Digital and Diversity

3 – 4 p.m., Room 100

Diversity in your newsroom, in your coverage and in your audience is essential to success in the digital space. Breaking diversity up into four ways: Staff, work environment, audience and content, we’ll walk through how to do a deep dive into social tools as a jumping off point to diversifying sources as well as staff.

Instructor: Doug Mitchell, NPR, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb.net @nextgenradio

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ONACamp @ NABJ12

Event date: Jun. 20, 2012
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UPDATE: If you’re looking for speaker presentations, head to our Google Doc for links.

Looking for the latest in digital skills? Join us for a day of hands-on training with some of the top leaders in digital journalism. This session, split up into workshops, will cover the latest in digital investigative reporting, mobile reporting, social media, audience engagement skills and and web tools. Get on the fast track to better reporting with greater impact using the power of the Internet. This exciting day of intensive digital journalism training is organized by the Online News Association, courtesy of a grant from the Gannett Foundation.

Lunch will be provided for all registrants.

Program

Social Media as a Reporting Tool

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

With real-time reporting, social networks have become a prequel to the newsroom, providing peer-to-peer conversation, audience engagement, sources and resources. Not to mention they are often the highest traffic drivers to news sites. This session will show you the benefits of social media and the hottest tools and techniques to report your story faster and more efficiently.

Presenter: Niketa Patel, Product Manager, Social Media, CNN Money

Mobile Newsgathering: Reporting from the Field

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Reporting on-the-go has never been easier when all the tools you need can fit into your head. This session will show you the reporting power of the smartphone. We’ll show you the basics of how to use hand-held devices as a journalistic tool, featured apps to use as well as best practices for reporting, editing and sharing stories to any media platform with your smart phone.

Presenter: Justin Ellis, Assistant Editor, Nieman Lab

(Mostly) Free Tools

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Take a whirlwind tour of free tools that will let you stream live video, edit digital photos, become a social media power user, create HTML charts, analyze search keywords, embed polls and create interactive slideshows.

Presenter: Kwan Booth, Co-Founder, Oakland Local

Tumblr for Newsrooms

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Audience engagement is not only about keeping customers happy, it also helps cultivate loyal readers who will return repeatedly. This session will explore use of Tumblr, one of the most user-friendly platforms for boosting this engagement. This session also will demonstrate best practices and tools for building meaningful online communities, as well as how journalists can move from the web to mobile to real-life connections.

Presenter: Phoebe Connelly, Editor, Yahoo! News

Lunch

Noon – 1 p.m.

Next Levs: Immersive Reporting & Newsgames

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Video games have long fascinated many. As technology advances, so have the tools to augment our experience. Piggybacking on recent advances in virtual reality technology, Nonny de la Peña has begun offering powerful news experiences to the public. Her work uses the latest virtual reality goggles coupled with compelling audio to create a first-person experience of the events or situations that take place in the real world. By harnessing the sense of presence – or being there – that comes with these 3D technologies, her brand of immersive journalism allows an audience member to personally engage with a story through unprecedented access to the sights, sounds, and even feelings and emotions, which accompany the news.

Presenter: Nonny de la Peña, Annenberg Fellow, Founder, ImmersiveJournalism.com & Stroome.com

Google Fusion 101

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Journalists know it’s crucial to back up stories with cold, hard facts. Numbers and statistics are essential. They can contribute toward the creation of interactive visualizations that allow readers to focus on parts of the story most important to them, and to make their own discoveries. Participants in this session will learn how to find datasets, how to extract stories within data and, ultimately, how to present that data through sortable tables and interactive maps created with Google FusionTables. By the end of the session, participants will have completed a functioning interactive data visualization, and will have learned how to apply visualization techniques to stories that can have deep meaning for local communities. Participants should bring laptops.

Presenter: John Keefe, Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology, WNYC

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JournCamp ONA SPJ

Event date: May. 18, 2012
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Join ONA and SPJ as they partner to bring you training and tools in all areas of digital journalism. Learn to access public records on the fly and understand entrepreneurial journalism in this one-day workshop for professional journalists.

View the program and register.

Workshop Topics

Entrepreneurial Journalism

Description forthcoming.
Trainer: Retha Hill, Arizona State University

From Their Grubbies to the Web: How to Acquire Government Data and Post it Online

This session will teach you how to get data out of government agencies, clean it up, then post it on your website as a table, chart or map using free, simple Google Fusion Tables. It’s so easy most house cats can do it! You’ll learn the right lingo to use in dealing with agencies, tips for finding databases, and how to provide the information to the public in a visual, interesting and ethical manner.
Trainer: David Cuillier, SPJ FOI Trainer, University of Arizona

Visual Storytelling

Visual storytelling is no longer reserved for those who just work in television. Working on the Web means journalists in all media need to find creative ways to provide information to their audiences. We’ll show you how you can use pictures to tell your story, even if none are (obviously) available.
Trainer: Victoria Lim, freelancer

Social Media as a Reporting and Engagement Tool

Description forthcoming.
Trainer: Daniel Petty, Denver Post

Mobile Newsgathering: Why the Smartphone is the Most Important Journalistic Innovation Since the Reporter’s Notebook

You’ll learn the basics of how to use hand-held devices as a journalistic tool. With the help of social media, apps and some gear, you’ll immerse yourself in the best practices for reporting, editing and sharing stories to any media platform with your smart phone.
Trainer: Deb Wenger, SPJ Newsroom Trainer, University of Mississippi

Copyright for the Copycat Age: What Every Journalist, Newsroom Manager and Publisher Needs to Know About Legality, Privacy and Copyright Laws

Fair use. Copyright. Trademark. Invasion of privacy. Do you know what these terms actually mean? Sure, every journalist, publisher and station owner does in theory, but in practice do you know how the laws governing use of images, content and other creative materials really affect your work? In the age of online journalism and digital/social media, how are the legal rules of the road changing?
Trainer: Gregg Leslie, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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ONACamp Montana

Event date: Apr. 13, 2012
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The Online News Association will host ONACamp Montana, a full day of digital journalism training and workshops at the University of Montana in Missoula, April 13, 2012.

ONACamps are free, all-day, intensive digital journalism training sessions. Sessions at ONACamp Montana will explore social media as a reporting tool, solving network bandwidth issues for rural audiences, effective strategies and tools for digital storytelling, using mobile tools for reporting, and more pertinent topics to help you improve your digital skills.

Registration is $5 to cover the cost of lunch. Details on programming are below.

Registration will be in front of room 210 in the Don Anderson Hall on the University of Montana, Missoula.

If you’re driving in, parking is in Lot P. Parking passes will be issued by volunteers in the parking lot and at registration.

Both the Don Anderson Hall and Lot P are highlighted on this campus map.

Online registration is closed, but we still have room for walk-up registration. Arrive between 8 and 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13 to register.

Read more about ONACamps, which offer free digital training with support from the Gannett Foundation.


ONACamp Montana Program

#ONACamp

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 210

Welcoming remarks

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. // 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 301

One-on-One Business and Strategic Consulting
Signup sheets will be available on site for half-hour segments throughout the day.

Whether you run an entire news organization or your own blog, defining and delivering on-mission journalism is paramount. Engage in a one-on-one discussion about your mission, your audience, your business model and how you can more sharply focus your efforts with Ken Sands, longtime online news executive, consultant and ONA board member.

Presenter: Ken Sands, Bloomberg Government @kensands
Prior to that he was executive editor for innovation at Congressional Quarterly. After a career as a reporter and editor, he was online managing editor and online publisher at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He served on the ONA board from 2007 through 2011 and was the first-ever online representative on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association from 2002 through 2005.

His father is a Montana native and he has aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to count who still live in western Montana.

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 210

Producing Video for the Web
Creating a visual story takes a little know-how, especially when you need to produce on the run. Learn the details of creating video journalism – from shooting and editing video on on your phone, livestreaming to the web, planning and executing a visual story, best gear, apps, software and publishing options for varying skill levels and budgets, along with the fun stuff – emerging trends. This is a survey course of the current digital video landscape and will arm you with instructions on how to get started right away with the production studio you already have – your smart phone.

Presenter: Tiffany Campbell, Seattle Times @tiffanycampbell

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 316

What You Need To Know About Internet Law
Legal issues are usually the last thing journalists consider. This session will show you why it should be the first. You’ll learn the basics of copyright and libel as they pertain to the Internet, the nuances of the term “fair use,” why websites display privacy policies and visitor agreements and the benefits of libel insurance. A Q& A period will follow.

Presenter: Jon Hart, Attorney, Dow Lohnes, PLLC; General Counsel, ONA

9:10 – 10 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Social Media as a Reporting Tool
With real-time reporting, social networks have become a prequel to the newsroom, providing peer-to-peer conversation, audience engagement, sources and resources. Not to mention they are often the highest traffic drivers to news sites. This session will show you the benefits of social media and the hottest tools and techniques to report your story faster and more efficiently.

Presenter: Megan Greenwell, GOOD @megreenwell

10:10 – 11 a.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Speaking Geek in a Digital World
Feeling overwhelmed by the terminology used by your tech-savvy peers? Don’t be embarrassed. Join us to learn how to speak geek as we give an overview of technologies, terms, social media and what you should know to operate in a digital newsroom.

Presenter: Doug Mitchell, NPR, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb.net @nextgenradio

11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Network Strategies
Many news sites are built with the expectation that they’re an end destination for users. A network strategy calls for finding the readers where they are (an old print circulation strategy) and not expecting them to come to you.

Presenter: Megan Greenwell, GOOD @megreenwell

11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 316

Leveraging Web Metrics
There’s more to web traffic than meets the eye. Delve into tools like Omniture and Google Analytics to discover practical applications, user behavior, trends on stickiness and implications that just might change what you do and how you do it.

Presenter: Kwan Booth, Oakland Local, House of Local @Boothism

12 – 2 p.m

Lunch

2 – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 316

Dive Into Data: Take a Project from Spreadsheet to Interactive Map
As journalists, we know it’s important to prop up our stories with cold, hard facts — numbers and statistics are essential. And this type of information lends itself well to creating engaging interactive visualizations that allow readers to focus on parts of the story that matter most to them and to make their own discoveries. We’ll walk through taking datasets you might have and presenting them through interactive maps (using Google FusionTables) and sortable tables (using a tool called Socrata). By the end of the afternoon, you’ll have completed a functioning interactive data visualization, and be well on your way to applying these techniques to stories that have deep meaning to your local community.
Participants should bring laptops.

Presenter: Joshua Hatch, Sunlight Foundation @hatchjt

2 – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 210

Using Mobile Tools for Effective Digital Storytelling
A smart phone is now one of the most powerful tools for journalists. With the speed of real time reporting journalists are breaking and filing stories on the go. Learn the latest tools for digging deeper into stories and providing added value and context to report on-the-go and keep audiences engaged with your content longer.

Presenter: Paul Franz, Education Week @pkfranz

2 – 2:50 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Telling Stories with Sound
If you are an NPR listener, have you ever wondered how is it they get all that great sound? It turns out it’s a combination of tools and great technique. Come learn some of the tricks to enhancing your storytelling with sound and the simple, easy to use digital tools professionals have at their disposal with former NPR producer, audio instructor and nationally recognized media trainer Doug Mitchell.

Presenter: Doug Mitchell, NPR, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb.net @nextgenradio

3 – 4 p.m.

Don Anderson Hall Room 310

Track 1: Mostly Free Digital Tools
Take a whirlwind tour of free tools that will let you stream live video, edit digital photos, become a social media power user, create HTML charts, analyze search keywords, embed polls and create interactive slideshows.

Presenter: Kwan Booth, Oakland Local, House of Local @Boothism

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