Webinar events


Webinar with Spundge’s Craig Silverman

Event date: Mar. 6, 2013
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Are you looking for a better tool to follow issues and collect material about topics that you’re passionate about? Our friends at Spundge are offering ONA members the chance to lock in the beta pricing for a PRO account for the rest of the year. Spundge is a tool to collect content, letting you search news, blogs and social media and organize your material by topic, event, date and more. Going PRO gives you the ability to publish, letting you seamlessly post from Spundge to social networks, blogs, CMS and newsletters. Spundge PRO is used by journalists at Digital First Media, Quartz, National Journal, the Vancouver Sun, and other news outlets.

  • ONA members can sign up until March 31 for a 12-month subscription to Spundge PRO and lock in the beta price of $9 per month.
  • ONA members who sign up after March 31 (or when the beta period ends) will receive a special discount rate of 15 percent for a 12-month subscription.

Log into the member center on journalists.org to get the code or become a member today and sign up for Spundge PRO. Spundge is also offering a free 30-day trial of the PRO service, so you can check it out with no strings attached. Just be sure to register before March 31 to receive the full ONA discount.

Join ONA and Spundge’s Craig Silverman on March 6 at 3 p.m. EST for a live demo and Q&A. RSVP here. Can’t make it? Email Craig at craig@spundge.com with any questions or to set up a personal demo on Friday, March 15. Learn more about how to create content in Spundge with this awesome video.

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ONAvation webinar: Build Your First Twitter Application

Event date: Jul. 12, 2012
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Ready to move beyond using run-of-the-mill widgets available online and expand your use of APIs?

This one-hour Webinar will help you take the next step and build your first Twitter application using the basics of JavaScript and HTML. You’ll get great tools and tips on building custom Twitter applications that match your website design. You’ll also get a good look at the Twitter API and all of the options for using it. You’ll see how you can customize the ways you display posts, and search for terms and parse the data onto your webpage.

This upcoming Webinar will be broadcast on:
Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 2:00pm Eastern Time
Can’t attend the live Webinar? We’ll have an archived replay available soon after the live session. Your registration will give you access to the replay plus our bonus resources.

This webinar is for journalists, developers and others who have at least a working knowledge of HTML and have used Twitter widgets available online. If you want to learn the basics of APIs, Poynter’s NewsU also offers an introductory Webinar, Programming for Non-Geeks: The Basics of Using APIs.

WHAT WILL I LEARN:

Understand how to use Twitter API and tweet data object
Run a Web page with your own Twitter search
Plot basic geodata in a Google map
Build a simple Twitter application to add to your Web page

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

Online producers, designers, developers and anyone who wants to include social media to stories.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Katharine Jarmul
Katharine Jarmul is lead developer at Loud3r, a content-curation start-up based in Los Angeles, California. She spent four years at the Washington Post and USA TODAY building applications as part of several open-source teams, primarily utilizing Python and Django. She spends her free time helping the PyLadies, an organization working to increase diversity within the Python community through outreach, education and community-building.

Register for the webinar at the link below. Registration is $29.95 or $9.95 for ONA members. Access the discount code on the ONA member site.

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ONAvation Webinar: Illustrating the Story: Comics and Illustrated Journalism

From interactive images to comics, an increasing number of journalists and news organizations are experimenting with new forms of illustrated journalism. And it’s no wonder: visual journalism can be shared, generate web traffic and provide a engaging entry point into complex stories. But a successful foray into illustrated storytelling requires smart teamwork and a keen editorial eye.

In this one-hour webinar,offered in partnership with Poynter’s NewsU, you will learn about the types of stories that can be effective illustrated journalism and you’ll see some concrete examples of successful (and not-so-successful) projects.

WHAT WILL I LEARN:

How to avoid common missteps of illustrated journalism
How to plan a project
Workflow strategies that bring a project to life
The leading practitioners in the field—and how you can find them
How to measure engagement via web traffic and social media

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

Anyone interested in learning how to incorporate new forms of visual narrative, including comics and illustration, into your newsroom.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Erin Polgreen
Erin Polgreen is a consultant with deep experience developing community, fostering technological innovation, and increasing the reach of independent media organizations. She’s currently developing a technology fellowship program for the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation, among other projects.

ONA members receive a discount. The course is 9.95 for ONA members or $29.95 for non-members.

ONA members should visit the discount section of the ONA member site for the discount code and instructions on registration. Non-members should follow the register link below.

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ONAvation Webinar: Innovative Social Tools for Covering the 2012 Election

Event date: Feb. 23, 2012
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The social web is an increasingly important way to reach new audiences, especially during campaign season. But how can you use social media to help you convey the energy and excitement of the campaign trail? Learn about the trends and tools that can help you add color and depth to your election coverage.

This webinar, offered in partnership with Poynter’s NewsU, will introduce you to the array of social tools that you can use and help you figure out how to harness content you’re already producing for use on the social web.

WHAT WILL I LEARN:

Five social channels you should get on today
Using Twitter beyond a 140-character update
The care and feeding of online communities
How to navigate tone and interactions on social media channels

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

Anyone interested in learning innovative social media tools and techniques to enhance their coverage of the 2012 election.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Phoebe Connelly
Phoebe Connelly is a senior editor at Yahoo News where she works on crowd sourcing, emerging reporting technology and the social web. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, NPR, and The Awl. She runs Yahoo’s Politics Tumblr and with Zachary Roth edits Yahoo’s ongoing project on long-term unemployment, Down But Not Out. She tweets as @phoebedoris.

ONA members receive a discount. The course is 9.95 for ONA members or $29.95 for non-members.

ONA members should visit the discount section of the ONA member site for the discount code and instructions on registration. Non-members should follow the register link below.

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