Tag: online news association

by Barbara Iverson

Online News Association (ONA) is the cool kids’ conference when it comes to journalism. One way it builds that cachet is the access it gives to those who can’t make it in person, either to all the sessions or to the conference at all. ONA was the first of the journalism organizations to embrace a “digital first”  [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

Inside the Oculus Rift headset, I’m acutely aware of my breathing. A farm landscape whizzes by as I swivel my neck, and then speed towards an icon with the push of a joystick. With a click, I’m on the back of a truck, staring down a herd of pixelated stampeding cattle. Is this journalism? Judge [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The Online News Association’s annual conference gives us a good glimpse of the industry — where it’s been, where it’s going, what we need to watch and who the big players are. This year, the conference focused heavily on technology and data, with editorial projects and even the upcoming elections being largely bypassed. We’ve put [...] more »

by Tom Kent

The Online News Association this month is launching its “do-it-yourself” ethics code project. It’s a mechanism to help news organizations, small startups and individual journalists and bloggers create their own codes of ethics. It’s also a resource for journalism students creating their own personal ethics statements. “Do-it-yourself ethics” has a funny ring to it, though. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. State Dept. blocks access to MOOCs in countries with economic sanctions (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. Are journalists being ‘intellectually outgunned’ when it comes to data? (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Teaching the essential skills of the mobile classroom (Beth Holland / Edutopia) 4. The tricky task of figuring out what makes [...] more »

by Emily Eggleston

As a new master’s student at University of Wisconsin-Madison two years ago, I was immediately drawn to data journalism. I saw it as an area of significant growth but also untapped potential, from neighborhood to national. I wanted to explore data journalism as it could be executed in Madison and Wisconsin and winning the AP-Google [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

It’s been the story of the year, and it led to two Online News Association awards for the Guardian as well as a keynote breakfast session at the 13th annual ONA conference in Atlanta. “It” is today’s digital surveillance society, personified in 2013 by the Edward Snowden revelations about National Security Agency behavior. And its [...] more »

by Kelsey Mallahan

Though they are all at different stages of development, the nine startups presenting at the Collab/Space Atlanta workshop Wednesday have a few main challenges in common: having clear goals, identifying their target audiences and knowing where the money is coming from. Collab/Space was full-day hands-on workshop (put on by MediaShift) in which nine startups presented [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The problem with Twitter (Washington Post) 2. Web television company Aereo wins major court battle against TV networks (The Verge) 3. Reselling digital goods is copyright infringement, judge rules (Wired) 4. The simple reason Goodreads is so valuable for Amazon (The Atlantic) 5. Henry Blodget says Business Insider is growing but it’s still losing [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

What should journalists call people who are living in the United States unlawfully? Research at the University of Memphis reveals that 9 out of 10 times, journalists use the labels “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien.” But Jose Antonio Vargas had a different message for the journalists, students and educators gathered at the Online News Association [...] more »