Leadership

ONA20

On the Ground in 2020: Before, During and After Unrest

  • Alison Baskerville
  • Emily Sachs
  • Eliot Stempf
  • Moderated by Hannah Allam

As the 2020 election and ongoing protests bring political tension in the U.S. to new heights, this session will offer practical safety and trauma advice for journalists on the...

ONA20

Driving Towards Digital Change with Embedded Editors

The Wall Street Journal has created a hub-and-spoke system to help drive towards great journalism. The Journal’s team of strategy editors are embedded with each coverage...

ONA19

How to Hire (and Invest In) the Interns

  • Kristen East

The interns are the next generation of journalists, and newsrooms must be able to effectively recognize and cultivate talent to help build their career foundations. Join this...

ONA19

Newsroom Workflow: Tools and Tactics to Simplify and Iterate

  • Michael Ventura
  • Erica Smith
  • Moderated by Angela Pacienza

Newsrooms large and small are saddled with confusing workarounds, outmoded processes and silos incubating miscommunication. Join this session to acquire tools and tactics to make...

ONA19

Product Thinking for News Leaders

  • Becca Aaronson
  • Emma Carew Grovum
  • Shannan Bowen

Learn how to turn your journalistic curiosity and investigative skills inward to find bold solutions for your newsroom with this facilitated discussion about the rise of bridge...

ONA19

Unions and the Movement to Protect Journalists

  • Matt Pearce
  • Danielle Ohl
  • Eric Eddings
  • Moderated by Brittany Cheng

Labor unions are having a major impact across the digital media landscape and it’s past time to discuss their role in the newsroom and in the C-suites, how collective bargaining...

ONA19

Editorial Experiments to Develop and Refine Your Digital Audience Strategy

  • Everdeen Mason

Content creation and audience strategy should go hand in hand, but in many newsrooms, audience has an afterthought when deciding what stories to pursue and how to pursue them....

ONA19

A Balanced Diet for Digital Products: Cross-Functional Teams and Stakeholder “Food Groups”

  • Kellen Henry
  • Becky Pallack

In order to develop effective digital journalism products, newsroom leaders need to understand the different “food groups” involved, including editorial, advertising,...

ONA19

How to Approach Difficult Conversations: A Guide to Improve Your Newsroom Culture, Your Coverage and Your Life

  • Destinée-Charisse Royal
  • Lu Ortiz

Difficult conversations are, by definition, challenging. This session will provide tactics to handle tough and tricky newsroom talks that will help turn uncomfortable conflicts...