ONA17

Under the Hood: Career Advice for The Rest of Us

  • Moderated by Andrew Losowsky

Our Under the Hood sessions offer a deep dive into bold ideas and are led by all types of newsroom leaders. ONA offers plenty of career building advice for executives and...

Thoughtful Testing: How to Ask the Right Questions in A/B Tests

  • Sophie Ho
  • Angela Wong

A/B tests, surveys and other testing tools are critical for getting user *experience* feedback, but thoughtful product development requires asking the right questions before you...

Local Podcasting: Best Practices and New Opportunities for Small Teams

  • Maureen McMurray
  • Tamar Charney
  • Moderated by Nicholas Quah

Get a nuanced look at the opportunities podcasting can provide small teams, including advice for getting started. We’ll examine the nitty-gritty of what actually goes into...

Dos and Don’ts for Facebook Live

  • Geoff Dietrich
  • Brodie Fenlon
  • Irene Thomaidis

Veteran Facebook Live producers will discuss innovative approaches to creating content — efforts that have gone right, as well as at times comical examples of lessons learned...

We Have the Audience, So Show Us the Money

  • Led Black
  • Glenn Burkins
  • Molly de Aguiar
  • Karen Rundlet

Hear from media entrepreneurs of color and funders on why we aren’t seeing more media startups in under-served communities. Expect a lively chat with insights into how local...

Early-Career Tips From Our MJ Bear Fellows

  • Subhashish Panigrahi
  • Kelly Moffitt
  • Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato
  • Moderated by Benét Wilson and Jennifer Mizgata

Our newest MJ Bear Fellows will discuss their innovative projects and share tips on how to early-career journalists can get buy-in on their ideas and make creative projects...

Producing Editorial Events Ethically

  • Tanya Erlach
  • Agnes Varnum

News organizations across the country are getting into the events business. There is big revenue potential, but how do you bring together the business and editorial interests to...

Innovations in Fact-Checking Your Government

  • Angie Holan
  • Omar Mohammed
  • Eric Carvin

We’ve entered a golden age for fact-checking, with new teams of fact-checkers and digital tools sprouting up around the world. What are the latest digital tools they are using...

Government Propaganda and Media Manipulation

  • Jessikka Aro
  • Ruslan Deynychenko
  • Steven Luckert
  • Moderated by Saleem Khan

This critical discussion will focus on how governments have manipulated public perception and the media, past and present. We'll help provide context to ongoing political...