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ONA Philly: #ONA14 National Conference Show and Tell

Every year, after our friends go to the national Online News Association conference (this year in Chicago), we bring everyone together to share what they learned so we can all benefit.

Come on out, have a good time, get a few drinks and learn something about the changing world of digital reporting and news.

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ONA LA: AR Journalism Event

Event date: Nov. 1, 2014
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Different from past ONALA events, please allow me to promo a talk that my students and I are doing about an AR app we created that augments the downtown LA Library.

Created by the students, this app experimented with emerging technology and explored how it could be used for storytelling and journalism. The result was ARchive LAPL.

Learn more about the app, the class and the event here:

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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)

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


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 DC: Josh Korr at Medill

Event date: Nov. 11, 2014
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Join us in November for a conversation with Josh Korr of Viget.

The topic — “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About QA (But Were Afraid to Ask a Dev)” — should be good (and fun) for anyone who works on or has been part of the product development process. Josh has worked with major media brands on all types of testing. He’ll share his insights.

This meetup is $5. Thanks to Medill, as always, for being a good host and providing us with space to meet. Hope to see you on 11.11!

— Your ONADC co-organizers, Tiffany, Matt and Jessica


6:00 p.m.— Light refreshments and drinks
6:30 p.m. — Program starts
7:15 p.m. — Program concludes
7:15-7:30 p.m. — More networking and mingling


Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa ( Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!


We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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