Bringing ONA13 home: Resources, recaps and round-ups

By on October 30, 2013

This year’s Online News Association Conference (ONA13) gathered together nearly 1,600 journalists, technologists, professionals and students in Atlanta, who brought with them amazing energy, ideas and resources.

For ONA, it’s not just about the conference, it’s about the community. Whether you are a member, a conference attendee, a sponsor or all of the above, your contribution marks your commitment to the future of the news industry. And if you couldn’t make it to Atlanta, we want to make sure you have the best of the resources and networking that make these events so unique.

Exploring mobile, video, security, transparency, collaboration and innovation, ONA13 provided a collective home for discussing and sharing cutting-edge concepts.

To do that, we used a live timeline, social curation and liveblogging with RebelMouse, Livestream, audio and two-minute takeaway videos to cover emerging story lines. Our social curation team, led by staffer Jen Mizgata, Homepage Editor Adam Nekola and the volunteer video team, led by Will Davis and McKenna Ewan, all did an excellent job in planning and executing coverage.

Check out this real-time timeline to get an overview of what ONA13 offered.

Important initiatives also were launched — and there are any number of ways for you to get involved:

If you’re looking for a home to connect and build, we suggest getting involved with the ONA Local community. Or, if you want to focus on a new initiative related to security or legal issues, let us know!

Catch up on ONA13 presentations

Where available, audio, video, presentations and live blogs are on individual session pages, which can be accessed through the ONA13 schedule. Look for the video and audio icons.

Be sure to check out the comprehensive coverage produced by the ONA13 Student Newsroom.

Great round-up posts

Gannett pulled together a list of the 14 best digital tools highlighted during the three days. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute produced a great video recap for Futures Lab. Kelsey Proud, St. Louis Public Radio web/social media producer, pulled together <a href="

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Cast your ballots

Voting for the 2014 ONA Board of Directors is still underway. All ONA members in good standing as of Oct. 15 are eligible to vote. Learn more about the 2014 slate.

2013 Online Journalism Awards

See all the 2013 Online Journalism Awards winners, with links to their projects and websites.

Whether you were able to join us in Atlanta or followed along from home, we hope these resources continue to help you with the issues you’re facing. ONA is an advocate for digital journalists and we’re here to support you.

Thanks for being part of our community.

Jeanne Brooks
Digital Director