Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015

ONA Rocky Mountains: Using analytics to inform stories & emerging tech for journalists

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA Rocky Mountain

This is a cooperative event with Hacks/Hackers Colorado group.

It will be hosted by Syntax Physic Opera on 554 South Broadway, Denver. Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.


1) Lauren Gustus, @laurengustus, Fort Collins Coloradoan

Lauren is executive editor at The Coloradoan, a Gannet-owned outlet which takes a platform-specific approach to breaking news.

She will talk about how her award-winning team is embracing new technology within the newsroom, including using analytics to inform stories, and how other journalists can incorporate metrics into their work.

2) Robert Hernandez, @webjournalist, USC Annenberg School

Robert is an associate professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles.

He is an ONA board member, a co-organizer of Hacks/Hackers LA and the co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat for journalists.

Robert will talk about emerging technology for journalists, including experiments in virtual reality storytelling.

Other info

Happy Hour at Syntax runs until 7pm and includes $1 off small plates and $2 off paninis (check out the delicious menu). If anyone wants to stick around after Hacks/Hackers, the venue is also hosting a Songwriters’ Open Mic Night from 8.30pm.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 30th!

Learn More

Learn from Lauren Gustus, executive editor at The Coloradoan, and Robert Hernandez, ONA board member.


Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015