Even for seasoned attendees, the Online News Association’s annual conference is a blur of trainings, networking functions and round-the-clock social engagements. For first-time attendees, ONA18’s 80+ educational sessions, 15+ official networking functions and 20+ high-level sponsored events — to say nothing of the many informal and offsite meet-ups — can feel overwhelming. Consider these tips […]
Explore Greenland’s melting ice caps, journey down the Nile and more at ONA18 We’re thrilled to bring you the second annual Journalism 360 Immersive Storytelling Festival during ONA18! The festival will showcase projects from 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, finalists in the Online Journalism Awards and other virtual reality and augmented reality explorations from the immersive […]
Sara Olstad is Deputy Director of the ICFJ Knight Fellowships Join the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Sept. 13 for our “Steal My Tool” session at ONA18. Our Knight Fellows — along with innovators from ProPublica, Project Facet, Media Cloud and more — will share projects that can readily be used in your newsroom. In […]
Topics include media manipulation, gun violence coverage, workplace culture and emerging trends This past year has brought to light many hurdles facing the digital journalism industry — some new, some familiar. Here’s your guide to the featured conversations at ONA18 where industry experts will deliver candid insights and suggest best practices on reporting on media […]
We often hear from our community that lack of diversity in newsrooms is one of the key issues stunting innovation in our industry. In February, ONA launched the Journalism Mentorship Collaborative, an open network of more than 100 newsrooms who are deeply committed to diversifying their organizations through mentorship programs. The Collaborative is a place […]
Did you know that ONA community members hosted more than 180 meetups around the world in 2017? That’s about a gathering every other day, on average, where digital journalism professionals got together to share ideas and inspiration, network and discuss trends in their newsrooms and the industry last year. We often hear from ONA conference […]
The Midway sessions are now live in the ONA18 Conference Schedule! You might be asking yourself, “Wait a minute — I thought the Midway was just an exhibit space! What kind of sessions is she talking about?” There are two parts to the Midway: The exhibit space, where you will find each of our 30+ […]
The ONA18 Suggestion Box is our public call for pitches to the conference. Our community fuels the majority of conversations that happen at the conference, so we want to hear from you!
We’re often asked what the process is for selecting sessions for our annual conference. If you’re interested to know what happens to the hundreds of ideas we receive, read on!
We’ll cover a broad range of topics over three days of wall-to-wall programming, but we do recognize that certain discussions are timely and likely will warrant specific consideration this year.