ONA16 Lightning Talks

Presented at ONA16
September 17, 2016
More from this event →

ONA is hosting another round of community-pitched lightning talks this year, wherein registered conference attendees can present a big idea. But keep it short and sweet — five minutes, to be exact!

Any registered attendee had the opportunity for their pitch to be included, and voting was held on Friday.

Speaker resources:

Video of the session:

Here are the selected sessions:

  • The art and science of originating good story ideas every day
  • Our workflow is generally horrible
  • Journalism is a strategy, not an industry
  • Advice from an old, crusty editor who doesn't smoke cigars (anymore)
  • Is it raccoon cat or cat raccoon? And what to do about it
  • You want people to sign up for your emails?
  • Leave no “@ mention” behind
  • Building a virtual dream team: 19 people, 12 countries, 8 time zones
  • Social Conversation

    Related Resources


    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...


    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...


    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...