Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

Beyond Twitter and Meta: What’s next for news on social media?

So you’ve been doomscrolling about the potential impact of the changes at Meta and Twitter on journalism for weeks… now what?

Join the Online News Association and the American Press Institute for a participatory conversation with your journalism peers to discuss what the mass layoffs at Meta and Twitter — particularly the journalism partnership units — mean for news organizations.

We’ll start with a quick look at what we’ve been hearing from newsrooms so far about how the changes have impacted their work, and discuss case studies on ways they are adapting. Then, we’ll move into facilitated breakout groups to dive into the biggest topics on your mind, including:

  • loss of funding
  • distribution challenges
  • impacts on community engagement
  • connecting with underrepresented communities
  • strategies for freelancers and journalists who rely on social platforms for identifying opportunities

At the end, we’ll check back in to share takeaways from each breakout group.

This event will be participatory — not a webinar — so you’ll have the opportunity to contribute throughout the 75 minutes we’re together.

Where will the meetup take place?

This event will be hosted on Zoom. For this participatory event, you’ll have the best experience if you join via the Zoom app on a desktop or laptop computer so that you can see more participants in the gallery view. You can also join using the mobile app, although the number of participants you can see at one time may be more limited.

Can I dial in by phone?

We don’t recommend joining by phone dial-in only, so you can see all the breakout room options and contribute to the conversation more easily. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, we’ll have staff on hand to troubleshoot, and we also suggest checking out the Zoom support site for more help.

Do I have to be an ONA member to attend this meetup?

This event is open to all, and there’s no membership requirement. Please feel free to share with others in your network, too.

Will closed captioning be available?

We will make closed captioning available. Please let us know at registration if this would help you participate so that we can ensure it’s available in breakout rooms as well.


Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
1 pm-2:15 pm ET