ONA Local Events

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 Jennifer Mizgata at jennifer@journalists.org.

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ONA dCamp: Digital Security

Event date: Aug. 23, 2014
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Join the Online News Association in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 23, for ONA dCamp: Digital Security, a day-long training and design camp which will focus on how digital journalists can better protect their work and sources.

Supported by the Gannett Foundation, this facilitated, interactive workshop is for journalists, editors, designers, developers, tech support and those concerned about digital security in the newsroom.

We’ll start the day with an overview on new and emerging international/national security issues, then discuss tools journalists are using now to protect themselves and their sources. The afternoon will focus on hands-on teamwork, taking a human-centered design approach to how journalists and technologists can create better tools and processes for enhanced digital security.

Facilitators will include industry experts from CommunityRed, Freedom of the Press Foundation, International Center for Journalists, The New York Times, ProPublica, Reporters Without Borders, Stanford d.school, Tech Republic, Washington Post and more.

Attendance is limited to 75 people. Applications are due by August 12 and selected participants will be notified by August 15. The training is free but there is a $5 fee to cover the cost of meals.

This training is brought to you with the generous support of the Gannett Foundation. ONACamps are free, all-day, intensive digital journalism training sessions offered by the Online News Association (ONA), a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. This special ONACamp is design-focused, enabling you to collaborate with industry peers, drill down on a project and hone your skills. Find out more about ONACamps.

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ASJA New Avenues in Journalism

Event date: Oct. 10, 2014
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Faced with sweeping changes in their industry, three leading journalism organizations are holding a conference to help freelance writers re-envision their careers.

New Avenues in Journalism will bring together media innovators to coach freelancers about custom content, new publishing models, crowd, funding, venture capital, grants and fellowships and other sources of income.
Sponsored by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), San Francisco State University (SFSU) Journalism Department and the Online News Association (ONA), the conference will take place Oct. 10-11, 2014, in the SFSU Humanities Building.

Keynoter and preeminent tech journalist Kara Swisher is the former co-host of AllThingsD. She will give her view of the shifting world of independent journalism in her address. Swisher recently embarked in her own entrepreneurial venture as co-CEO of the tech blog Re/code

Much of the meeting will address the burgeoning field of custom content — journalistic articles commissioned to support products and services.

Other speakers will discuss how writers can secure funding from investors, foundations and philanthropists; successfully act as their own publishers; and sell merchandise and consulting as auxiliary income.

Attendees can choose the full day on Friday ($195 for 10 am – 4:30 pm plus networking event) and/or the half day on Saturday ($95 for 9 am to noon). Admission includes an informal lunch and a wine reception Friday. ONA and ASJA members will receive a discount.

For more information visit http:///asjaconferences.org/sf2014/ starting August 1, 2014 when registration opens.

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