Entrepreneurship

ONA20

How to Start a News Outlet During a Pandemic

  • Tasneem Raja
  • Moderated by Karen Rundlet

Despite the fact that news consumption has risen to unprecedented levels during the pandemic, more than 50 local newsrooms across the country have closed their doors. But even in...

ONA20

Bringing Local News Back: Leveraging Independent Content Creators to Help Irrigate News Deserts

  • Vincent Wu
  • Greg Vederman
  • Jamie Burton

Shifting reading habits, social media, and 24-hour cable news have created “news deserts” throughout the country, where local news no longer exists. News Break will be...

ONA19

The Art of the Pitch

This event is presented by NBCUniversal The Art of the Pitch: Hear from some of NBC’s senior newsroom leaders about what makes for a successful editorial pitch. Selected...

ONA19

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My Media Startup

  • Tracie Powell
  • Tyree Worthy
  • Tasneem Raja
  • Jiquanda Johnson

From formation to funding, hyper-local publications are complex, challenging, impossible projects to launch. Join this essential conversation to learn about the pitfalls and...

ONA17

Hunting, Gathering and Accounting: Freelance Survival Skills

  • Katherine Reynolds Lewis
  • Rob Pegoraro

We’ll help aspiring freelancers — or staffers who might wind up having to freelance next week — accelerate the learning curve with advice about issues that may seem obvious...

ONA17

Fireside Chat with Medium CEO Ev Williams

  • Ev Williams
  • Moderated by Manoush Zomorodi

When Medium arrived on the web, it offered a number of intriguing features: a publishing platform that existed somewhere between a tweet and a blog post; a stab at fixing broken...

ONA16

reported.ly: The Story of Digital Media

  • Moderated by Mathew Ingram

Unique and experimental in its focus, structure and revenue stream, the two-year-old social news-wire project reported.ly uses social media platforms as a home for real-time news...

ONA15

Starting It Up: Inside + Outside Your Newsroom

The Unconference is a chance for conference attendees to propose conversations on topics we may not have covered elsewhere. Topics were pitched and voting was held at the...

ONA15

Fail Fest 2015: I Failed, It Sucked, But Here’s How I Bounced Back

  • David Cohn
  • Kim Fox
  • Mariana Santos

The mantra from Silicon Valley is that failure is OK, as long as you fail rapidly and learn something from it. We’ll have a series of rapid-fire presentations from our brave,...