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Posted: August 26, 2007 07:00 AM
Training Workshops

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Wednesday, Oct. 17

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
So You Want to Shoot Video? - SOLD OUT

Join's Chet Rhodes, an award-winning videojournalist, as he walks participants through the fundamentals of shooting news video. The session will include hands-on training, including how to set up shots, gather quality audio, frame the subject, work with lighting, capture action and more. Participants will each shoot some video as part of the training, and Rhodes will evaluate their work while discussing strategies for successful implementation. Rhodes also will show examples of published video shot by those who have completed his video training workshop.
This session is full.

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beginning Flash 8 / Flash CS3 - SOLD OUT

Anyone can learn Flash with the right teacher. Mindy McAdams, author of the book “Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages,” will provide a short overview of the Flash interface and then show you step by step how to import and animate graphics; how to use text correctly in Flash; how to script buttons for Timeline control; how to jump from segment to segment in nonlinear fashion; how to load external files. Mac and Windows friendly. Bring your own laptop with the 30-day trial of Flash CS3 loaded if you don’t have a licensed copy.

This session is full.

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CitMedia: Getting Jobs Done in Communities Newspaper Next
Research asserts that tomorrow's news organizations need to focus on "jobs to be done" by media consumers. From those will arise tomorrow's niche products. Well, citizens have already figured that out and are launching community news ventures by the scores to fill in the gaps of absent or unsatisfactory news coverage. At the same time, key mainstream media and social networking sites are launching their own efforts to collaborate with citizens in reporting, generating or housing the news.

This workshop, produced by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, looks at why and how citizen news ventures are launching, how the public is participating, what’s working in the Pro/Am world – and just when does journalism not have to be “journalism” to get the job done. Hear how the most mature CitMedia sites are managing content and making money. Get an inside look at the Washington Post’s LoudounExtra initiative. View the full workshop agenda.

Cost is $100 for those who are registered for the conference. $150 for all others. Register now for the CitMedia workshop.

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Knight Innovation Seminar
Spend an afternoon with the winners of the Knight News Challenge Grants, giving them feedback on their projects and learning how you can get your own grant. Read more about the Knight Innovation Seminar.

There is no additional registration for conference-goers who would like to attend the Knight Innovation Seminar.

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8th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet, Oct. 17-19, Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Questions about membership, registration or sponsorship opportunities? E-mail Executive Director Lori Schwab.

Questions about conference lineup or volunteering? E-mail Conference Chair Ju-Don Roberts.

Oct. 19, 2007 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Discussion Groups (Sponsored by AFP) 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Online Data 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Finding Your Voice Online 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Business Workshop: Leading the 21st Century Newsroom 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: General Session: Membership Meeting 10:45 a.m. - Education Members Meeting, Expanding ONA's educational offerings, Dominion Ballroom 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m: Keynote: Michael Oreskes, International Herald Tribune 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own (Box lunch sponosred by 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Broadcaster Strategies for the Web 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating Multimedia in Storytelling 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Business Workshop: Legal Panel 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Revamping Your Curriculum for Online Journalism 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating User-Generated Content 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Business Workshop: Advertising 2.0 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Coffee Break (Sponsored by Pluck) 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Journalism Next: Impact of Aggregators, Blogging and Social Networking on the Industry 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Reception sponsored by 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Awards banquet

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  • CitMedia Workshop
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  • Flash Workshop Is Closed
  • Video Workshop Is Closed

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    OJA Finalists:
    The 2007 Online Journalism Award winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Oct. 19. See the list of this year's finalists.

    The 2007 Online News Association Conference is the premier conference for those who work in, or have an interest in, online media and news.

    The Online Journalism Awards have become the top awards in online journalism. Each year a distinguished panel of judges selects the very best work in nine different categories to be honored at the awards. The OJA Banquet is the event where the awards are presented, and the winners are honored for their efforts.