Culture and Career

ONA18

The “Digital People”: Creating Your Own Culture in a Large Media Organization

  • Ted Anthony
  • Stephanie Adrouny
  • Nadine Ajaka
  • Polly Irungu
  • Moderated by Julie Shapiro

The digital newsrooms at TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines often operate as independent divisions with invisible strings to their legacy broadcast or print...

ONA18

Pivot to Union

  • Matt Pearce
  • Alicia Ramirez
  • Meghan McCarron

Digital media unionization has gone from afterthought to Twitter cause célèbre as campaigners have overcome political headwinds to successfully organize some of the most...

ONA18

Notes from the Journalism Diaspora

  • Justin Ellis
  • Claire Gordon

Layoffs, buyouts, reorgs and other factors in the volatile news industry have seeded an ecosystem of news startups, podcasts, documentary films and late night comedy shows with...

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...

ONA18

Multilingual Journalism With a Small Staff and Almost No Money

  • Vanessa Vancour
  • Michelle Billman
  • Lisa Balde
  • Michelle Miner
  • Moderated by Wendy Warren

Simultaneously speaking to an audience engagement strategy and recognizing an emerging demographic reality, managing multilingual content is becoming an essential journalistic...

ONA18

Making the (Internal) Case for New Products and Experiments

  • Emily Withrow
  • Rodney Gibbs

You’ve been contemplating that secret idea — a good one that will change everything. But will anyone at your organization take you seriously? Making a successful pitch to...

ONA18

Internetting While Brown/Black AND a Woman: A Collective Guide

  • Imaeyen Ibanga
  • Elisa Lees Muñoz
  • Courtney Radsch
  • Versha Sharma

In order for women to contribute diverse perspectives and influence news coverage, they need to be free of the threats and harassment that prevent them from doing their jobs....

ONA18

Building Your Freelancer Brand: Pitch Editors, Tell Stories, Get Paid

  • Kristen Lepore
  • Usha Sahay
  • Ankita Rao
  • Moderated by Meena Thiruvengadam

Freelancers without institutional affiliation rely on editors to survive, but are often working blind about what they look for and how they field pitches. Learning how to...

ONA18

OMGWTFBBQ Breaking News without Breaking Your Team

  • Hamilton Boardman
  • Nasr Ul Hadi
  • Steph Yiu

Your biggest night of the year may be planned, like an awards show or election, or unplanned, like a natural disaster or political scandal. In either case, high-pressure,...