Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 • Amherst ,

ONA Western New England: How Reporters Can Integrate New Media Tools

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA Western New England

• What we’ll do
For journalists, it simply isn’t enough to deliver clean copy. Editors expect writers to be able shoot videos, take compelling photos, and do live tweeting – all while writing an error-free story that can be posted online. We live in a real-time world, so 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 Backpack Journalism 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. Our speaker will be 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.

• What to bring

• Important to know

A backpack journalism training outlining efficient ways to practice journalism in the digital age.


Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
12 pm-1 pm



UMass Amherst, Integrative Learning Center
650 North Pleasant St
Amherst ,