For your privacy: How we handle attendee information

We love our sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t have an opening night reception, fun events like morning yoga or our incredible Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab, a program that for years has supported some of the best emerging talent in journalism. That said, attendees have made it clear from the outset that they care about privacy and how the personal information…  Read More

Keynotes tackle misinformation, entrepreneurship and political humor

Over 3,000 media innovators convene to share the latest trends and best practices in digital journalism at the sold-out conference. Washington, D.C.—The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, announced three keynote discussions for its 2017 Online News Association conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5-7, including an opening panel on trust…  Read More

5 D.C. bars and restaurants to explore during ONA17 

This post and the extensive accompanying map are by D.C. local Tauhid Chappell, social media producer for the Washington Post. Hello ONA17 attendees and welcome to D.C.! There’s plenty to explore and see in the city during your stay, so capitalize on the time while you can! When you’re not attending sessions, checking out the…  Read More

D.C. dining trends you shouldn’t miss

This post is sponsored by Tow Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Join 15 Disruptive Journalism Fellows at ONA17’s Educators Meetup, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, to discuss ways to invigorate journalism education. Add your voice to our growing online community of change agents. In addition to my work with news and tech partnerships at…  Read More

Irving Washington’s Strategy for Introverts at ONA17

Note: Irving Washington originally wrote this post in 2015, but it remains extremely applicable today. We’ve refreshed it from our archives to make sure ONA17 attendees get this great advice. ONA’s annual conference has landed in D.C., our team’s home turf. What began as just a few hundred attendees to now over 2,500 people, the conference…  Read More

How to connect with your local digital journalism community at ONA17

We often hear after ONA conferences that folks are inspired to find all the like-minded digital journalists in their communities and keep the camaraderie and learning going all year long. They happen to run into someone who shares a zip code at ONA’s conference and realize they should be getting together more regularly than once…  Read More

What “Under the Hood” sessions at ONA17 are all about

You may have noticed a new kind of session on the ONA conference schedule this year. “Under The Hood” sessions are designed to tackle broad, complex topics that have many elements worth discussing as a community. Speakers will quickly introduce their topics, and then break into different areas of the room to do a deep…  Read More

How to prepare and pack for ONA17

We’re getting into the final days of planning for ONA17. Have you started your packing list yet? We have! Here’s what we recommend you do to prepare and pack for your trip to Washington, D.C.: Business cards: Networking is consistently one of everyone’s favorite parts of ONA events. Make sure you have lots of business…  Read More

How to participate in Table Talks at ONA17

Table Talks are a series of participatory conversations aimed at tackling major issues in digital journalism. These two-hour sessions, which take over the conference on Friday morning, will give you an opportunity to collaborate with top minds in the field to explore new ideas and solutions to challenges you face in the newsroom. Here’s a quick…  Read More

Livestreaming and audio recordings at ONA17

Torn between two sessions? Or unable to attend ONA17 at all? Don’t worry, most sessions will have a video or audio recording available after the conference. We’re also livestreaming what we anticipate will be some of our most popular sessions. On our schedule page, sessions that will have a livestream are marked with a small…  Read More