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Join us for drinks and mingling with local digital media professionals at Villains Tavern in the Arts District of Los Angeles. It was named one of LA Weekly’s top ten bars in downtown Los Angeles and the steampunk-themed bar has a variety of late night snacks and beverages to choose from. We look forward to seeing you there!
Mark your calendars for our next ONA Singapore social on April 6. It’s at a new venue – L’Entrecote The Annex – opening today in Duxton hill, which serves fantastic french wine, cheese and cold cuts and has a great courtyard.
From 6-8pm drinks will be $5 for house pours, beer and house wine. On top of that, our sponsor this month PR Newswire is putting $500 behind the bar for drinks – so don’t get there too late!
Also coming up in April: UC Berkeley is hosting a 2-day coding workshop for non-programmers working in digital, April 27-28. We have a special discount code for ONA members – instead of the US$925 fee it’s just $500! Email us for the code: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join us at NPR on the eve of the annual Society for News Design workshop, SNDDC, as we welcome this awesome collection of creative professionals to Washington. The event should be a fun way to mix and mingle — and sneak a peak inside NPR’s creative process.
We’ll hear from NPR’s creative director, Liz Danzico, who will give us a look at how her team approaches design challenges and builds such fascinating, engaging user experiences.
At the cocktail hour before Liz speaks, ONA regulars can meet SND attendees from around the world, people whose interests overlap with ours in meaningful ways. Many of us are members of both excellent journalism organizations.
Our special thanks to NPR for coordinating this event and generously supporting both ONA and SND. The fine folks at NPR continue to rock.
Please join us for what promises to be an excellent evening.
See you at NPR on April 8!
— Tiffany, Matt and Jessica
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Mix and mingle: Light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks on NPR’s gorgeous first floor.
7:00 pm – Inside NPR: The program starts in Studio 1 with Liz Danzico, who will talk about the work her team has been doing recently.
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Ken Doctor, from Newsonomics, will be the keynote speaker at a three-day conference sponsored by the University of Oregon.
“Ken Doctor is a news industry analyst and the author of Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get,” — Neiman School of Journalism.
His lecture will be held in the main event room and is free to the public.
The What is Journalism? conference, April 9-11, will explore the past and the future of reporting and how digital technology continues to shape the news industry.
“The conference features a unique coalescing of journalism professionals, media scholars and students, government and community officials, as well as engaged community groups and the public. The event features keynote speakers, roundtables, paper presentations, and productions, in an attempt to answer questions about the changing nature of journalism.”
The intelligence agencies are living in a golden age of surveillance. They’ve never had it so good! Their life is so cushy now compared to a couple of decades ago. They now have total information.
They can see everything: they’ve got face recognition algorithms looking through cameras on the streets, optical recognition cameras at bridges, tunnels and traffic lights. They can track movements, transactions, who’s having lunch with who, who’s sleeping with who. They can see everything!
To complain that end-to-end encryption is crippling them? It’s like having a couple of missing pixels in a large display. They have the rest of the display! They’ve never had it so good. They didn’t have this stuff 20 years ago.
On Monday David Cameron managed a rare political treble: he proposed a policy that is draconian, stupid and economically destructive.
The prime minister made comments widely interpreted as proposing a ban on end-to-end encryption in messages – the technology that protects online communications, shopping, banking, personal data and more.
“[I]n our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?”, the prime minister asked rhetorically.
To most people in a supposed liberal democracy, the answer would surely be “yes”: the right to privacy runs right in parallel to our right for free expression. If you can’t say something to a friend or family member without the fear the government, your neighbour or your boss will overhear, your free expression is deeply curtailed.
This means that even in principle Cameron’s approach is darkly paradoxical: the attack on Paris was an attack on free expression – but it’s the government that intends to land the killing blow.