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 together a few stories that show how some of the issues we track played out at the conference. And we’ve gathered together some of the best coverage from around the web below.
Let us know if there are stories we should include here or if you’d like to add your take on the conference.
MediaShift, EdShift and Idea Lab coverage:
At ONA14, A Showcase of When Digital Journalism Becomes Physical Journalism, by Jessica Clark
Is Journalism Education Changing Fast Enough?, by Eric Newton
Improv Boosts Innovation at Collab/Space Chicago, by Julie Keck
Relive Collab/Space Chicago with Photos, Storify, More, by Andrew Lapin
Design-Thinking Your Way to Better Climate Change Coverage, by A. Adam Glenn
#ONA14: Conference Notes From a Digital-Immigrant J-Prof, by Sue Newhook
How to Experience ONA14 Without Attending in Person, by Barbara Iverson
In ONA Newsroom the Mantra is Try, Fail, Excel, by Michelle Johnson
Stories from across the Web:
Video technology wows online news conference (The Des Moines Register)
Viewpoint: Is Google Glass the future of journalism? (USA Today)
4 quick tips for attracting — and keeping — mobile readers (Poynter)
The outrageous new metric for online attention that will completely change the Internet forever (Fortune)
Looking for the soul of journalism’s new machines at ONA 2014 (Philadelphia Daily News)
Wearables, Algorithms lead J Tech Trends (NetNewsCheck)
Get Ready for Glass (NetNewsCheck)
Miami Herald’s ‘Innocents Lost’ child-death investigation wins ONA public service award (Miami Herald)
Times website wins Online News Assn.’s General Excellence award (LA Times)
Seattle Times wins two 2014 Online Journalism Awards (Seattle Times)
Baltimore Sun coverage of military sexual assaults wins Online Journalism Award (Baltimore Sun)
Carnegie-Knight News21 takes home online journalism award (Arizona State University)
Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As an editor, she works as the managing editor of PBS MediaShift. As a teacher, she’s an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in teaching feature writing, legislative reporting, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded. Before that, worked as a newswoman for the Associated Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young children.