Tag: online news association

by Ryan Thornburg

Also read: ONA15: Taking Diversity Seriously, by Paul Voakes Ryan Thornburg (@rtburg) researches and teaches online news writing, editing, producing and reporting as an assistant professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, Thornburg was managing editor of USNews.com, managing editor for Congressional Quarterly’s website […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed to use presidential candidate interviews to highlight new app (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. The Wall Street Journal, reported.ly, Baltimore Sun and BBC News take home 2015 Online Journalism Awards (via ONA) 3. Slate is taking steps to reduce its page load time by 75% (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. What […] more »

by Kate Nash Cunningham

This piece was co-authored by Michael Marcotte. As UNM students returned to classes this spring, many brought the new confidence and ideas they earned last fall by launching the New Mexico News Port, a collaboration spawned by the Online News Association’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. As described in an earlier post, the two […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. President Obama’s student-data-privacy proposal gets wary industry reaction (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 2. What to do when a student journalist isn’t ready to produce for the public? Ask lots of them to (Adam Ragusea / Nieman Lab) 3. One reason to offer free online courses: alumni engagement (Casey Fabris / Chronicle of Higher […] more »

by Robert Gutsche

Miami, no more. That’s a scenario we’re facing in South Florida as the world’s seas continue to rise. FIU advertising and PR students produced an explanatory video on sea level rise. Credit: eyesontherise.org. Over the “past half-century,” The Washington Post reported in October, “average sea levels in South Florida have risen by 4 to 6 inches, […] more »

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 »