Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 • Saint Louis, MO

ONA STL: Digital Tools Show & Tell

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA STL

Come celebrate ONA St. Louis’ first event of the new year. Join us on January 18th, where we’ll host a series of community-led lightning talks on some of our favorite digital tools.

How to submit
Have an idea for a talk or a tool you’d like to share? This could be anything from your favorite graphic design program to a nifty transcription service or a different way to monitor social media. Email us at

What you can expect
As per usual, free pizza, local St. Louis beer as well as soda and other non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. This month, we will be ordering pizza, including vegetarian options, from Pi Pizzeria.

The event will be held on the upper level of TechArtista, a co-working space located at 4818 Washington Boulevard, in the Central West End. Free street parking is available along both Olive Street and Washington Avenue.

Once you arrive, make your way up the spiral staircase to the common area, where you will be greeted by one of the group’s co-organizers.

5:30 p.m.
We typically give people about 30 minutes to arrive at the venue. Take your time to sign-in, grab some food, a drink and mingle with others.

6:00 p.m.
We will have a short panel discussion, where you will get to learn more about the three-person team behind ONA St. Louis and meet our group’s newest co-organizers, Brendan Williams and Margaret Schneider. We will talk briefly about some of the group’s goals in the new year, topics we hope to cover in future meetups and how you can get involved.

6:15-6:45 p.m.
This month’s event will feature three to four lightning talks on various digital tools with a short 10-minute intermission in-between. We will be announcing the full line-up of speakers next week. Check back for more details.

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Stick around after the talks to mingle with others.

First timer?
For those who have never attended an Online News Association event before, we are the world’s largest association of digital journalists. Our mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public.

Last year, our monthly meetups looked at how journalists address mental health and self-care to issues of diversity and inclusion in the media, we hosted a newsroom tour of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, learned how to build Twitter bots, interactive maps to using immersive video and Facebook Live, went behind-the-scenes on several projects, including New York Times’ crossword puzzle app, “The Crisis Within” and St. Louis Map Room, did a Q&A over Skype on food and entrepreneurship and even learned how to meet a hundred people in a hundred days in the city.

You do not have to be a member to attend one of our meetups. However, we do ask that you RSVP well in advance to help us better gauge how much food we will need to order.

Contact us
If you are looking to help us organize one of our monthly events, take on a leadership role with ONA St. Louis, would like to sponsor the group or just have questions about the event, feel free to email us

We’ll host a series of community-led lightning talks on some of our favorite digital tools.


Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
5:30 pm-8:30 pm