ONACamp at NABJ12

By on June 26, 2012

Jen Mizgata, Justin Ellis, Jeanne Brooks, John Keefe, and Nonny de la Peña. Photo by John Keefe.

We had a blast at ONACamp at NABJ12 last week. ONACamps bring in top trainers from around the country to teach digital journalism skills and we spent the day in New Orleans marveling at the hottest tools. 

Participant Jason Williams wrote on the Huffington Post that his mind was “sufficiently blown after sitting through six plus hours of journalism innovations and best practices.”

Our friends at NABJ Digital created a number of Storify posts on NABJ12, full of helpful tips and resources. Here are links to the ONACamp sessions: 

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The Online News Association came to the NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans to offer a day of hands-on training with some of the top leaders in digital journalism. The session covered the latest in digital investigative reporting, mobile reporting, social media, audience engagement skills and and web tools. First up was Niketa Patel of CNNMoney.

http://storify.com/nabjdigital/onacamp-nabj12-social-media-as-a-reporting-tool”>Social Media as a Reporting Tool, presented by Niketa Patel, CNN Money 

Mobile Newsgathering: Reporting from the Field, presented by Justin Ellis, Nieman Lab

Mostly Free Tools, presented by Kwan Booth, Oakland Local

Tumblr for Newsrooms, presented by Phoebe Connelly, Yahoo! News

Google Fusion 101, presented by John Keefe, WNYC

We’ve pulled together links to the ONACamp at NABJ12 presentations and you can see the full schedule here


Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.