2015 Lightning Talks
ONA hosted another round of community-pitched lightning talks, wherein we ask speakers to present a big idea, but keep it short and sweet — five minutes, to be exact. Arielle...
2015’s Tech Trends in Journalism
- Amy Webb
This popular and perennial session features the 10 trends that will have the biggest impact on journalists this year. Amy Webb will demo never-before-seen prototypes, handouts,...
2016 Election Coverage, from Mayors to Governors to Presidents
- April Bethea
- Meghan McCarty
- Amalie Nash
The U.S. elections in 2016 won’t just usher in a new President; we’ll also see incoming mayors and governors across the country. This session is a behind-the-scenes look at...
360 Video for Newsrooms of Any Size
- Thomas Wallner
New immersive storytelling tools may seem financially out of reach, but newsrooms of nearly any size can create experimental prototypes with affordable, consumer-model 360 video...
5 Ways Design Can Make Your Newsroom Better
- Heather Chaplin
- Shazna Nessa
Seasoned designers know that the best design is the design you don’t see. This goes well beyond what things look like, such as an information graphic or the interface of a news...
50 Apps in 30 Minutes (+ 30 Minutes of Other Cool Stuff)
- David Ho
Supercharge your smartphone for reporting! The Wall Street Journal’s Executive Mobile Editor David Ho will help you turn your phone into a Swiss Army Knife of journalism...
A Contested Matchup: Exclusivity, Pro Sports Coverage and Digital Newsrooms
- Andrew Moger
- Matt Moreno
TV networks buy up rights for exclusive coverage of pro sports events, making it difficult for many newsrooms to show highlights. How do these exclusive agreements affect coverage...
A Deep Dive into Google with Richard Gingras & Emily Bell
- Richard Gingras
Moderated by Emily Bell
We kick off ONA15 with a candid conversation on the symbiosis — and tensions — between high tech giant Google and the media. Richard Gingras, head of news at Google, and the...
A Hollywood ‘Spotlight’ On Award-Winning Boston Globe Investigation
- Matt Carroll
- Sacha Pfeiffer
- Michael Rezendes
- Walter V. Robinson
Moderated by Josh Singer
The award-winning team behind the Boston Globe’s intensive investigation into Catholic church abuses will reunite for this special keynote conversation. The Spotlight team will...