Make connections, share resources and showcase talent in your area — global or regional — with ONA Local. Organizers host professional development events for journalists and technology innovators. Join a group near you.
We’re partnering with DC Media Innovations and Hacks/Hackers DC for happy hour later this month. Join your ONADC friends and meet some other cool people interested in tech and media. If you’ve been coming to our events already we want to see you again!
Come chat with us about what’s coming up this fall in Washington (lots of cool stuff) and get excited for the annual Online News Association conference in L.A.: ONA15 happens Sept. 24-26.
The Arsenal is West L.A.’s pre-eminent bar – offering food, classic cocktails, spirits and tap beers to an eclectic mix of local westside patrons. Sitting at the gateway of the Pico Corridor (on the corner of Pico and Bundy Blvd.), The Arsenal is proud to serve as one of the first bars to the Pico area’s booming social scene.
Meet us in The Red Room, which has a speak-easy theme and is the original location from the 1940s and 1950s. Starters include All American Sliders, Southern Fried Chicken Strips and Mac N’ Cheese (a chef’s selection!) plus a varied cocktail and drink menu. You’ll have a chance to meet and mingle before the ONA Conference, the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles from Sept. 24 to 26.
Parking options for The Arsenal include street parking or valet parking – special thanks to The Arsenal for providing space for the evening, we hope to see you there!
After a five-month leave, I was nervous and excited to return to work, and I showed up that first day back with a big smile and a phone full of baby pictures to share. I figured I’d catch up with folks and get a high-level update on how the business was doing, since the strategy had evolved from the time I was hired. Here’s what happened instead: I was taken to lunch by a woman I barely knew. Over Cobb salad she calmly explained that all but one of my direct reports — the people I had hired — were now reporting to her. In the months that followed, I was placed on a dubious performance improvement plan, or PIP, a signal at Amazon that your employment is at risk. Not long after that I resigned.