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 email@example.com.
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)
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!
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.
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.
(YEP … WE ARE YELLING WITH EXCITEMENT)
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.
BBC News mobile editor Nathalie Malinarich also sees the role as championing the needs of her readers — and works with developers and editors to create new apps and services to accommodate their reading habits.