We’ve added even more speakers to ONA17’s robust lineup, Oct. 5-7, in Washington, D.C.
- Tony Haile, CEO of Scroll and Angus Macualey, Chief Revenue Officer at STAT have been added to Under the hood: 5 takes on revenue, which will feature lightning talks on different business models.
- Rebekah Monson, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product at Whereby.us; Janine Warner, ICFJ Knight Fellow and Co-founder of SembraMedia; and Alan Soon, Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom, will share real talk about news startups in Fail fest: Entrepreneur edition.
- Angela Pacienza, Head of Newsroom Development at the Globe and Mail; Samantha Ragland, Manager, Digital Entertainment Strategy, The Palm Beach Post; Tasha Stewart, Entertainment Editor, WCPO; and Robyn Tomlin, VP/Managing Editor of Dallas Morning News, will address how legacy organizations can address change in Under the hood: Re-imagining legacy newsrooms.
- Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico, will join the team sharing teaching tips in So you want to teach in academia?
Check out the full list of announced speakers at ONA17, which includes some of the brightest minds in digital journalism.
- Hunting, gathering and accounting: Freelance survival skills: Aimed at aspiring and beginner freelancers, this session will cover everything from pitching to managing your expenses.
- Producing editorial events ethically: If you’re hosting events, you won’t want to miss these tips on aligning editorial and revenue goals.
- Dos and don’ts for Facebook Live: Get tips on how to prepare a live stream, interaction with the audience, keeping it captivating and learning from your analytics once your stream has ended.
- Educators’ meetup: From tackling institutional challenges to sharing innovative teaching ideas, this session — and a reception! — is sure to inspire educators.
See even more sessions on the ONA17 schedule.
For the tenth year in a row, CEO of Future Today Institute Amy Webb, will be back to give us insights into what trends will impact journalism, what tools are on the horizon and how newsrooms can use them — and avoid potential disruption.
Plus, Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold will give a masterclass in interview techniques — including how to know when to leave a room, finding new sources, and preparing for the unexpected.
What do Elena Bergeron, Executive Editor of SB Nation; Justin Ellis, Senior Editor, ESPN and S. Mitra Kalita, Vice President, Programming, CNN Digital, all have in common? They get s**t done. Learn how you can move things from your to-do list to your done column, even in an industry rife with obstacles.
Registration opens for workshops July 27
Mark it on your calendars! We’ll be opening up registration for our limited-capacity workshops. These sessions include:
These always fill up fast, so be sure to RSVP early! We’ll include links in our next ONA17 email on July 27.
Apply for the MJ Bear Fellowship
Only one week left to apply! Aimed for digital journalists under 30, the MJ Bear Fellowship provides support for digital projects, registration and travel to ONA17, recognition at the conference and three years of paid ONA membership. Applications are due July 20.
Tonight! HBCU Fellowship webinar
If you have questions about the HBCU Digital Media Fellowship, we’ll be hosting a hangout on ONA’s YouTube page with lead mentor Michael Grant, ONA Board Member Benét Wilson and former fellows Glynn Hill and LaCrai Mitchell later today at 7:30 p.m. ET, July 13. You can also email hbcufellowship@