Recap of Table Talks at ONA17

Table Talks are a unique unconference format provided during our annual conference. Now in their third year (and third iteration — we really do listen to your feedback!), Table Talks remain one of the most popular formats of the entire conference. How Table Talks work ONA invites presenters to share a topic they are extremely…  Read More

First look at ONA17 photos

ONA17 was over three days of exciting programming, events, and introductions. Now that it’s over, there are plenty of resources available to review the insights and education. For a look beyond the microphones, here’s an early batch of photos from Washington, D.C.  Read More

Announcements: Challenge Fund, Women’s Leadership Accelerator, and more

Greetings from ONA17, the Online News Association conference in Washington, D.C. We’re delighted to share two announcements from this morning’s opening session: 10 projects win Challenge Fund grants Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. Each project will receive $35,000 to support local news experiments. The fund supports universities to partner…  Read More

How to follow ONA17 from home

There’s a lot planned at ONA17 next week, but you don’t need to be in D.C. to find resources, inspiration or a job. Video, audio and more resources from ONA17 From our opening keynote on Thursday to the Online Journalism Awards closing out the conference on Saturday night, you can stream presentations by going to…  Read More

ONA17 Survival Guide for attendees

ONA17 is here and there are so many things to be excited about. We’ve got a great group of speakers, more receptions and events planned than ever before and new session formats. Here are our tips on how to prep & navigate the conference. Plan your schedule We highly recommend downloading the conference app to…  Read More

6 places near ONA17 for introverts to recharge

This post was written by Lauren Katz, a senior engagement manager for Vox. She previously worked on the social teams for Google Glass and NPR. She believes you miss 100% of the likes on the tweets you don’t send. The Online News Association conference, like any large, multi-day event, is a challenge for introverts. Introversion,…  Read More

The ONA17 conference bot, at your service

For the first time ever, we have a conference bot to answer all you ONA17 questions. Developed by our partners at Chatfuel and Master of Code, the ONA17 bot can help you with schedule-related questions, guide you to the ONA17 or simply chat. All you have to do is message “Online News Association” using the Facebook…  Read More

All of the parties, events & networking opportunities in one place

Amazing parties, famous media faces, a movie screening and news-rich places. Find it all in this year’s official (and unofficial) party, events and networking round-up. All official ONA17 events are free and open to registered attendees. You’ll need a full conference pass for those, as well as any special presentations. Some events require RSVPs for drink tickets. Unofficial…  Read More

Find a job, internship or fellowship at ONA17

Coming to ONA17 to find a new job, explore graduate school or the world of fellowships? These groups are looking for the best and brightest in digital news. A walk on the exhibit and Midway floor at ONA17 — on the Exhibition Level near the Washington rooms — will reveal dozens of potential employers and new…  Read More

A D.C. native’s tips for visiting the city

This post was written by USA Today Editor and ONA DC leader Jess Estepa Hi ONA17! As a seven-year resident of our nation’s fine capital, I’m excited to welcome you to Washington, D.C. 1. What to pack The weather in D.C. can be a bit unpredictable this time of year. We’re inching toward fall weather…  Read More