ONA14 resources: Session videos, photos, tips and takeaways

By on October 8, 2014

As we pulled together our annual post-conference resources, we were again blown away by all of the inspiring sessions and great energy from this year’s Online News Association Conference, where over 1,900 journalists and technologists joined us in Chicago. We saw a whopping 936 new attendees and were thrilled with how our community welcomed them into the fold. This was our largest conference to date and we’re proud to say that as we’ve grown, our community has maintained a commitment to networking and helping each other by exploring and sharing the newest technology and practical advice to bring back to their newsrooms. Whether you come from a large organization or a small newsroom, whether your interest is in breaking news or producing news for mobile, whether you identify as a digital journalist, journalism-coder, journo-entrepreneur or media diversity advocate, we have something for you. Please enjoy these ONA14 resources — and let us know how we can help foster more training, networking and professional development in the next year and at ONA15.

SESSIONS: videos, social curation, audio and slides

  • Full videos from the live-streams of ONA14 sessions are available. Each session has its own page, accessible through the ONA14 schedule, featuring embedded video, live blog and resources from presenters (when available). You can also find the videos on theONA14 Sessions playlist on YouTube. Bonus: Our video team produced 14 short takeaway videos.
  • The ONA14 Social Team curated live coverage of Listen and Solve sessions, as well as the unconference and selected NewU sessions. Their updates are embedded on the session pages, which you can access via the ONA14 schedule.
  • Slides and takeaways from presenters, when available, have been added to individual session pages. We’ll be posting more as they come in.
  • Audio recordings of sessions, when available, are located on individual session pages and on Soundcloud.

Student Newsroom reporters file over 60 stories

  • Check out all of the Student Newsroom coverage, sponsored by Google, which includes work by our 20 newsroom members and ONA’s first class of Knight HBCU Digital Media Fellows.

Photos! Cookie Monster & Abby Caddaby, Opening Night, Google’s photo booth

A few great posts on ONA14:

See more press clips on ONA14. Did you post something we missed? Email jennifer@journalists.org.

ONA14 through the social media looking glass

Thanks to everyone who helped share great tips and resources from ONA14 on social media!

Celebrating the 2014 Online Journalism Awards winners

#ONAelects: Voting open for the 2015 Board

Get involved with ONA

  • Looking to connect with journalists after the conference who are in your community? Connect with an ONA Local group near you.
  • We were overwhelmed by ONA14’s first fundraising karaoke night, which raised $3,475 for ONA! Thanks so much to everyone who donated. If you’d like to support great journalism work, you can donate to ONA here.
  • If you’re passionate about ethics work, get involved with ONA’s Social Newsgathering working group and learn more about ONA’s Build Your Own Ethics Code project.

Sponsors, Exhibitors, Midway Participants & Recruiters

Don’t forget to follow up with any recruiters or participants you met at ONA14.

Help us improve ONA15!

If you attended ONA14, we’re looking for your feedback! Please fill out this survey for attendees (and also qualify for a free ONA15 pass).

Save the date

We’ll be in Los Angeles, Sept. 24-26, for ONA15! Join us at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, where the discounted hotel rate for attendees is $215 a night.

Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah was ONA's Digital Manager from 2012 to the fall of 2016 and was responsible for ONA's collection of websites, including journalists.org, conference websites, the membership center, awards platforms and more. Before joining ONA, he served as a web producer and content developer at The Wildlife Society, maintaining the organization’s website, email marketing and other online services. An Ohio native and media enthusiast, Jeremiah grew up with a deep interest in video production and graphic design. He now focuses in user experience and human-centered design.