ONA Local events help you connect with people and resources to support innovation in journalism and technology. From parties to panels to trainings, you’ll find the latest journalism and technology events hosted by ONA Local organizers, as well as related community events. To host an ONA Local event or request your event be posted, contact Jeanne Brooks at email@example.com.
You know how to network for jobs on LinkedIn. But do you know how to milk the site for story ideas, contact sources, get traffic for your stories and track the moves of top executives on your beat? We’ll learn tips about the best ways to make use of LinkedIn as a journalist in a meeting at the company’s Mountain View headquarters. The meeting starts with refreshments and schmoozing, then moves to a high-level presentation by LinkedIn’s journalism community manager and San Francisco State University associate professor Yumi Wilson. And as a bonus, attendees will get 1 free year of LinkedIn Premium.
ONA-NYC and the duPont-Columbia Awards explore the opportunities and challenges of independent documentary film making today on the web and in theaters. We bring you an eclectic group of curators, directors and producers influencing the way we tell non-fiction stories.
Topics will include uses for and limits of innovative digital technology, cross platform storytelling, immersive transmedia projects, and new funding models. Our speakers will inspire and also provide practical advise about producing documentaries for the web and/or the theater.
Plus, we will have special guest Alexander Reben, artist and robotist. He is the mastermind behind the BlabDroid, an adorable filmmaking robot. He collaborated with Brent Hoff to make “Robots in Residence,” the first documentary directed entirely by robots and featured at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes installation. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the project and be interviewed by a BlabDroid.
This meetup will be taking place in the Lecture Hall on the 3rd floor of the Pulitzer building (formerly known the Journalism building which is at 2950 Broadway, NYC 10027).
The event is free but you still need to RSVP here on meetup in order to attend the event. It is required that you bring a Photo ID with you that matches your registration name for security purposes. Please provide your full name and the full names of your guests.
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More about our co-host: The duPont-Columbia Awards honors outstanding broadcast and digital news. Enter by July 1, 2013 for the 2014 Awards. For more information:www.dupontawards.org. Follow @duPontAwards.
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Raleigh’s online hometown newspaper has a new home on Glenwood Avenue. Come tour the office, located in a historic building in one of Raleigh’s most scenic neighborhoods, and meet the staff of this growing nonprofit news organization. Refreshments will be provided.
After Apple booted Google Maps from iOS last year, Daniel Graf led the development of a beautiful, refreshed mapping experience that shot to number one in the iTunes store and kicked Apple’s ass on its own turf. Here’s how Graf made it happen—in his own words:
“We have a very successful Android version of Google Maps, so the easiest thing to do was to say, this is super-successful, users love it, so why don’t we just port it over to iOS? But I wanted to challenge the team. While the Android version is a great product, you can also tell it’s been around for a while. You have to access everything via menus—it’s not really best-use-case driven anymore. I said, let’s take a step back—what if we could start from scratch and forget anything we’ve ever done? We have the foundation—the Google data, the mapping data, the local business data, the imagery, the navigation algorithms—it’s a dream to start with.”