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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Online News Association’s 2015 Conference & Awards Banquet, Sept. 24-26, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, is the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media.
Over 2,000 journalists are gathering in Los Angeles this year for three days focused on innovation in digital journalism.
We have a full ONA15 website dedicated to the conference, with live-streams, live coverage and more.
ONA will honor the outstanding work of Online Journalism Awards finalists and announce the 2015 winners at the Online Journalism Awards Banquet. We’re thrilled to welcome Linda Holmes, host of NPR’s Monkey See blog, and Stephen Thompson, Editor at NPR Music, as emcees for the Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 26. They’ll take us through the evening as we recognize the best in digital journalism from the past year.
The proliferation of social news reporting, however, has added a whole new layer of complexity to the issue of exposing journalists to trauma. Day in and day out, editors expect their social newsgathering staff to mine the Internet for new stories and footage. For every video or photo that ultimately makes it into a story, there may be dozens more that don’t, but nonetheless need to be seen and reviewed. All of this adds up to a never-ending onslaught of horror in which journalists watch graphic footage and decide what to do with it. And because they’re social news journalists, there’s rarely such thing as “taking a break”. This is your job, and you do it. It’s not like you can take a temporary assignment at another desk when this is your particular specialty