Local Journalism

ONA17

Sharing Data and Insights for More Engaging Local Journalism

  • Leonard Fishman
  • Meghan Hoyer
  • Troy Thibodeaux

Data journalism is becoming more important to the way organizations cover the news. The right data set can lead to stories we couldn’t tell otherwise and help us tell familiar...

Under the Hood: Innovative Projects with Small Teams

Our Under the Hood sessions offer a deep dive into bold ideas and are led by all types of newsroom leaders. In this unconventional format, we’ll start with lightning talks on...

Small Changes That Made a Big Difference in Local Newsrooms

  • Kristen Hare
  • Sara Konrad Baranowski

Writing, editing, photography, videography, website and social media management, newspaper delivery . . . How much can one person do? When you’re running a small operation day...

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...

Under the Hood: Re-Imagining Legacy Newsrooms

  • Moderated by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Our Under the Hood sessions offer a deep dive into bold ideas led by newsrooms of all types. We've all got big dreams for our newsrooms. Talent and grit matter, but what...

[Unconference] How to Solve Local Journalism's Money Problem

Tell us what we've missed! The unconference is a chance for registered attendees to propose conversations on topics we may not have covered elsewhere. The advertising model...

Small Team, Small Budget? Yes, You Can Hire a Developer

  • Thomas Thoren
  • Erin Skarda

It’s easy to conclude that a small newsroom can’t afford the time and cost to hire a developer. Easy, but wrong. A developer benefits the entire newsroom, and we have the...

ONA16

Local Newscasts: Adapt or Die?

  • Emily Dresslar
  • Adriano Farano
  • Katie Larson
  • Andrew Pergam

If you’re a local TV news broadcaster, chances are you’re busy honing your approach to web video. Help is on the way. Hear strategies and outcomes from a top local broadcast...