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 NYC: Mobile apps: Not just a small screen

So your news organization has a mobile app. Congratulations! But if you’re just shoveling the work you’re already doing onto a smaller screen, you’re ignoring the fundamental reasons people are consuming their news on mobile devices.

Editors from four apps will discuss how they’ve actually changed their content to suit a mobile audience that has entirely different needs and desires than your www. It’s a new, important area of exploration for journalists; hear from those leading the charge on how you could be doing things differently (and what kind of journalism jobs that creates). We’ll have:

Clifford Levy (@cliffordlevy), editorial lead on NYT Now (download the iPhone app)

Millie Tran (@millie), writer on the upcoming BuzzFeed News App (coming soon, but here’s a Nieman Lab write-up)

Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley), senior editor at Circa (iPhone, Android)

Hailey Persinger, editor at Yahoo News Digest (iPhone, Android)

Moderated by Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor), The New York Times

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments, including wine, beer and beverages, will be served. We welcome announcements of job openings, which will take place at the end. Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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ONA San Diego: Twitter chat with @Sree

Hi Everyone! We have an exciting kickoff to 2015! Digital Media Guru and ONA founder, Sree Sreenivasan will join us for a Twitter Chat next Tuesday, January 27 at 4 p.m. (PT) to discuss the future of digital media in 2015. Join us for this exciting chat on Twitter using the hashtag ‪#‎onasdchat‬.

Check out Sree’s recent TedX videos: http://bit.ly/sreetedxvideos

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ONA @ OU: Inaugural Meeting

Event date: Jan. 21, 2015
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Have a desire to learn how to code your own website, or want to enhance your already-fabulous HTML skills?

Come to Donkey Coffee on Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. and receive more information about a new group of the Online News Association, coming to Ohio University this spring.

Geeks welcome.


Your Group Executives: Bethany Bella, Alex Meyer, Liam Nienmeyer

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ONADC: Power to Fly

Event date: Feb. 3, 2015
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Well, hello!
Happy New Year from your good pals at ONADC. We’ve taken a break from our favorite hobbies (these include: falconry, karaoke, shaping young minds, saving independent media, buying scarves, and origami) to plan TWO (2) fabulous ONADC meetups in February.

The first is coming very soon – Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 6:30 PM, and it is NOT TO BE MISSED.
You may wonder why. Because our featured speaker is Katharine Zaleski, employee number six at the Huffington Post and the former Executive Director of Digital at The Washington Post. She will discuss how her previous work in some of America’s largest newsrooms has influenced her work co-founding PowerToFly, the rapidly growing global platform changing the nature of work for women and companies.

Katharine will provide actionable tips on how the future is made by people who recognize voids that need to be filled, often by being hyper-aware of fixable issues they see in their own work environments. She’ll also discuss her work with companies like BuzzFeed, Hearst, and DC-based companies to create tech teams that are breaking gender barriers and changing the conversation around work-life balance for women and men.

Women, work and tech. Boom. This is important for all of us. Let’s change the conversation in 2015,y’all.



Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

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