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ONA16

Storytelling from the Smartphone Lock Screen

  • Eric Bishop
  • Adam Pasick
  • Madeline Welsh

The Quartz app was only a few days old when it sent a push alert that gave us all goosebumps: Author Harper Lee has died at the age of 89. “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if...

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Local Newscasts: Adapt or Die?

  • Emily Dresslar
  • Adriano Farano
  • Katie Larson
  • Andrew Pergam

If you’re a local TV news broadcaster, chances are you’re busy honing your approach to web video. Help is on the way. Hear strategies and outcomes from a top local broadcast...

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Getting into the Weed: Launching a Successful Niche Digital Media Product

  • Ricardo Baca
  • Sarah Frank
  • Moderated by Nushin Rashidian

Journalism covering cannabis has moved well beyond close-up photos of strains in magazine centerfolds. A community that is millions strong is engaging with weed news on plenty of...

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Planning Chat for Scale by Predicting a Two-Way Conversation

  • Emily Withrow
  • Zach Seward
  • Ariana Tobin

Chat apps and text messages are wonderful tools for starting a back-and-forth conversation with your audience. But as your audience grows into the thousands, how do you maintain...

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Latinos and the 2016 Election: Reporting on Communities Regardless of Your Background

  • Jose Olivares
  • Kelly Ann Scott
  • Natalie Van Hoozer
  • Vanessa Vancour

Noticiero Móvil is an experiment that provides 2016 election coverage to empower Latinos, funded by an ONA/Knight Foundation grant. College students working on the project are...

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Designing Journalism for a Digital Conversation

  • Monica Guzmán
  • Terry Parris Jr.
  • Moderated by Josh Stearns

From the rise of chat apps to the successful re-invigoration of newsletters with personality, it’s obvious audiences are hungry for new ways to connect with news and...

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Engaging Audiences with Live “High Def” Journalism

  • Megan Finnerty
  • Liz Nelson

USA TODAY launched a 10-event “variety show” format series of gatherings composed of one-on-one interviews, storytelling and performances. In doing so, it  created...

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Rethinking ‘Diversity’: How to Cover Race & Inclusion

  • Dawn Ennis
  • Chip Mahaney
  • Imaeyen Ibanga
  • Tracie Powell

Definitions aren’t black and white, so how can we better define “inclusion”? Why is the term “diversity” losing favor? We’ll look at examples of how stories can better...

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The Election Will Not Be Televised: The 2016 Presidential Reality Show on Social

  • Ashley Codianni
  • Versha Sharma

The 2016 presidential race is unlike anything we’ve seen in generations — and we’ve never had more tools to cover it. We’ll talk about the process for producing pieces on...