Join the Online News Association for an idea swap with newsroom leaders and business managers to discuss revenue opportunities for the rest of 2021. At this event you’ll meet up with other news leaders focused on sustainability and swap ideas on a range of issues — including identifying opportunities for Q3 and Q4, what’s next for events, and what they’re doing this year to recruit and retain members, advertisers and subscribers — in a series of fast-paced breakout discussions. Bring an idea or two to share, and expect to leave with a bunch of new ideas from your peers, plus new professional opportunities, new peers, mentors and colleagues, and inspiration for a collaboration or partnership.
This event will be participatory — not a webinar — so expect to have the chance to contribute to the conversation throughout the 75 minutes we’re together. After a brief check-in, we’ll break into smaller groups to discuss a series of prompts, checking back in after each to share with the group. Then we’ll come back together for a short check-out and reflection. Our emcee for the event will be ONA Board Treasurer and Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rodney Gibbs.
Where will the meetup take place?
This event will be hosted on Zoom. For this particular 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 and take advantage of the breakout rooms, 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, if possible, so that you can see all the breakout room options and contribute to the conversation more easily. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, we’ll give a quick introduction in the beginning of the call and 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?
No, there’s no membership requirement. Please feel free to share with others in your network, too.
Will this event be recorded?
We’ll follow Chatham House Rules for the event: in other words, attendees can use what they learn but will be asked to not share the person who originated it or their affiliation. Therefore, we will also not record this meetup to protect attendees’ privacy.
If you can’t make this event, we encourage you to register for ONA21, happening virtually June 22-25, 2021, and stay tuned for more networking events like this from ONA by subscribing to the ONA Weekly newsletter.
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.
Can I suggest a discussion topic for the meetup?
Please do! At registration you’ll see an option to type in your own topic suggestion, and we encourage you to input other things you’d like to discuss there. We’ll do our best to cover it.