• What we’ll do
As a journalist, it simply isn’t enough to deliver clean copy. Editors expect writers to be able shoot video, take compelling photos and live tweet all while writing an error-free story that can be posted online. We live in a real-time world and digital audiences want the news in real time. Is it a tall order? Yes. Is it impossible? Absolutely not. You already have the tools. We’ll teach you how to use them with less anxiety. And perhaps, introduce you to a few new ones. Consider this course a cheat code to an efficient way to practice journalism in the digital age. This is an interactive workshop, so prepare to have fun. About our speaker: Stephanie Arnold, audience engagement editor at Philadelphia Media Group. She was the Virginian-Pilot’s first social media editor, where she authored the company’s first comprehensive social media policy and style guide for the newsroom. She specializes in social media strategy and is a thought leader in accountability journalism. She has been a speaker/panelist at ONA, American Press Institute, the Pennsylvania News Media Association, the Klein News Innovation Camp (previously BarCamp), the CBS-KYW Newstudies program for aspiring journalists, and the Acel Moore High School Journalism Workshop.
About ONA Charlotte:
ONA Charlotte is a local meetup group made up of writers, editors, innovators, photographers, producers, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists who produce news for and support digital news delivery systems. We’re the Charlotte outpost of the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. ONA Local programs are generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information, check out journalists.org/local.
• What to bring
Notetaking apparatus of your choice
• Important to know
All ONA Local events are subject to ONA’s Code of Conduct: https://journalists.org/ona-event-code-of-conduct/