ONA Weekly #246

By on February 20, 2019

Teaching immersive journalism

The ONA Educators community launched a series of talks to share best practices for teaching journalism and ways to connect students to new tools and emerging trends. The first conversation, moderated by Tiny World Productions’ Lakshmi Sarah, focused on teaching methods for immersive journalism with virtual and augmented reality. See the takeaways and resources shared.

Covering #AusVotes in 2019

ICYMI: ONA Australia gathered political journalists to discuss digital media’s role in the 2019 Australian federal election. Panelists addressed the loss of trust in institutions, how to reach people who say they aren’t interested in politics, what to do about opinion polls and more. Watch the conversation.

Book your room for ONA19

We are so excited to host ONA19 in New Orleans this September! Booking is now open for our discounted room block at the conference hotel. We strongly encourage you to reserve your room now — registration for the conference opens in the spring, but rooms typically sell out well in advance.

From the archives: Google would be “crazy” to buy YouTube

We are sharing resources from the ONA archives throughout 2019, as we celebrate 20 years of inspiring innovation in journalism.

At the ONA conference in 2006, entrepreneur Mark Cuban kicked off his keynote address by saying that Google would be “crazy, crazy, crazy” to acquire YouTube. “A site that is built on copyright fraud is set up to fail, and [YouTube] is going to get crushed,” he said. Google purchased YouTube two days later. Read the recap of Mark’s talk, in which he also advised news organizations to focus less on the technology and more on quality.

Upcoming events

ONA Local groups regularly host events for digital journalists all over the world. Find a group near you or learn how to start a new one.

Jobs for journalists

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

What we’re reading