Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 • Denver, CO

ONA Rocky Mountains: ONA Rocky Mountains: New Video Strategies for Digital Journalists

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA Rocky Mountain

Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Online News Association as we discuss new strategies for creating engaging and shareable digital video.

Our experts will will provide tips and best practices to help journalists and news producers understand:

• The evolution of digital video production and the future of online news video.

• How to develop a video strategy for each specific social platform (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.) and website.

• Compelling storytelling and production techniques that encourage users to share video.

• How best to re-purpose video across multiple digital platforms and how to manage this process when working in a traditional media vs. a digital-only environment.

Our panelists include:

Misty Montano — Digital Content Producer at KUSA-TV.  Misty is an Emmy award winning journalist who supports and teaches others to use and develop social media communities.  Since 2009, Misty has successfully integrated journalism with social media to provide information where and how people want to get it.  She works to create social TV where TV, digital and social all work together to engage journalists with the audience.

Kevin Beaty/Video Producer for Denverite.  Kevin has developed multimedia projects for a variety of news organizations and websites including Westword, the Estes Park Trail Gazette, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.  Kevin currently brings a suite of video production skills that he says adds “a dash of magic” to important stories developed by Denverite, the local news startup with a digital-first mentality.

Aaron Ontiveroz/Director of Emerging Media at the Denver Post.  Aaron manages video production for the Denver Post and has pioneered a number of cutting edge video techniques, particularly involving the use of 360 degree video.  Aaron is also well-versed in creating workflows that help journalists develop shareable content across a variety of platforms.


• 5:30pm — Networking/Snacks and Cash Bar

• 6:00pm — Welcome/Presentation/Panel Discussion/Questions

ONA welcomes all journalists, wanna-be journalists, digital innovator, newsroom managers, academics, internet enthusiasts and concerned citizens who want to take part in this networking event and lively discussion about news video strategies that help ensure the development of quality, shareable content.

The Online News Association is a leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism; a catalyst for innovation in story-telling across all platforms; a resource for journalists seeking guidance and growth, and a champion of best practices through training, awards, community outreach.

Since 1999, ONA has been at the forefront of a truly revolutionary age in digital media. The programs and services we provide help digital journalists in news organizations around the globe and across the corporate, independent and non-profit sectors adapt to the changing environment. Our mission, inspiring innovation and excellence among digital journalists to better serve the public, has never been more important.

Our leadership status is reflected in ONA’s growth. Our more than 2,250 members are the producers, content editors, news directors, technologists, reporters, bloggers, designers, data analysts, academics, students and newsroom decision-makers who are creating and refining the digital medium at breakneck speed.

Not as obvious in the data but just as critical is the spirit of ONA, which welcomes non-traditional members and fosters community, out-of-the-box thinking and excitement about the future of journalism and informed citizen engagement.

Some of the topics we will discuss:

·  Journalism innovation/technology

·  Data Journalism

·  Digital Journalism Tools

·  New Journalism Business Models

·  Fake News

·  Journalism Ethics

Get tips and best practices for developing your video strategy.


Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017
5:30 pm



Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Pl
Denver, CO