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ONA18

Media Manipulation, Amplification and Responsibility

  • danah boyd

Over the past year, the researchers at Data & Society have looked into a range of cross-cutting issues affecting journalism right now. They’ve discussed media manipulation and journalism’s role in amplifying bad actors; solutions for addressing fake news; and the media’s responsibility for handling high-profile suicides or other crisis events. Founder of Data & Society, danah boyd, kicks off ONA18 by providing a...

ONA18

Strategies for Dealing With An Incoherent National Gun Conversation

  • Akoto Ofori-Atta
  • Lori Shontz
  • March for Our Lives
  • Moderated by Versha Sharma

Our national conversation on gun culture is an ever-shifting kaleidoscope touching on suicide, handgun violence and mass shootings. By...

ONA18

Expert Investigative Journalism Advice with John Carreyrou

  • John Carreyrou
  • Moderated by Shazna Nessa

In one of the biggest news stories of the year, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou exposed fraud by the founder of Theranos, a...

Reader Engagement and Analytics

ONA18

Global State of Reader Engagement

  • Josh Schwartz

Chartbeat’s Data Science Chief, Josh Schwartz, offers new research into rich, global, aggregate data speaking to year-on-year trends as they relate to platforms, devices,...

ONA17

Building Trust in Online Communities

  • Kim Bode
  • Rubina Fillion
  • Adam Smith

How can old and new media organizations build on their strengths to engender trust in the age of endless online soapboxing, media pluralism and fake news? What can they learn from ...

ONA17

Sharing Data and Insights for More Engaging Local Journalism

  • Leonard Fishman
  • Meghan Hoyer
  • Troy Thibodeaux

Data journalism is becoming more important to the way organizations cover the news. The right data set can lead to stories we couldn’t tell otherwise and help us tell familiar...

Conference Keynotes

Dublin17

The Trust Architects: Building Deeper Engagement

  • Mark Little

An entire community of journalists, technologists, activists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and other innovators have been tackling the issues of trust in news for months...

Dublin17

Managing for Innovation and Culture Change in News

  • S. Mitra Kalita
  • Anne-Marie Tomchak

Join us for a vibrant kick-off to our day of discussing best practices and innovation in newsrooms. We’ll discuss newsroom structure, product iteration and innovation and how to...

ONA17

Trust, Truth and Questions for the Media

  • Moderated by Brian Stelter

It’s been a strange year in politics, to say the least. From a surprising Presidential election cycle to a sense of rising public mistrust in journalism to weekly policy and...

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Ben Huh, CEO, Cheezburger

Whether or not cats make you LOL, Ben Huh, founder and CEO of Cheezburger, has a fascinating story to tell about how humor, failure, memes and internet culture can make you happy...

ONA11

‘Once Upon a Datum’: Telling Visual Stories

Armed with some quick tips and freely available tools, you, no matter your level of coding knowledge, can make simple, effective and engaging interactive data visualizations, such...

ONA11

Gaming Your Audience

Gamification means more than just slapping some game devices on a site. Game mechanics should be applied thoughtfully and with specific goals in mind that engage users and...

ONA11

SMO Is the New SEO

  • Kim Bui

Social Media Optimization may be as important as Search Engine Optimization for content distribution, but far different rules apply. Learn what they are, plus how to drive the...

ONA11

You Can’t Duck The Math: Entrepreneurial Journalism

Whether you’re planning to strike out on your own or spend your career working for The Woman, everybody must understand the economics of online: the market, the audience, ad vs....

ONA11

We Know How You Feel: Affective Computing

Imagine being able to detect the emotions your users experience while reading your content, watching a video, or perusing an ad. Or being able to use a PC or Mac that can read...

ONA11

The Brand Is Dead; Long Live the Brand!

  • Matt Thompson

Until now, news consumers have looked to the identity and authority of brands to filter their news experiences. But today, as social filters separate news products from brands,...

Make FOIA Work: Participatory Design Field Guide

Can journalists employ Freedom of Information Act requests to meaningfully engage communities in dialogue about issues that matter to them? How might FOIA, data, and information...

Accelerate: Local News

Rebekah Monson on Email Newsletters

  • Rebekah Monson

From the 2019 Accelerate: Local News Summit in Denver, Colorado, WhereByUs’ Rebekah Monson presents on Email Newsletters

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Project Founder / Director , Next Generation Radio, NPR

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Director, Facet

Robert Hernandez

Digital Journalism Professor, USC Annenberg/JOVRNALISM

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