Resources: videos, photos, presentations, live takeaways and more

Over 3,000 journalists traveled to Washington, D.C. in October for the Online News Association Conference (ONA17) to discuss the most exciting trends in digital journalism and to honor the great work of colleagues around the world. We’ve pulled together a range of resources here so that you can level up your reporting, be inspired by…  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

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

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

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 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

Ask ONA speakers questions in advance!

Help shape the conversations at ONA17! For the second year, we’re using Hearken to connect you to speakers in advance of the conference. This is your opportunity to ask some of the top minds in journalism questions about all things digital. The more questions you (and your digital journalism friends) submit, the better our speakers…  Read More

Learn the best practices of mobile and design at ONA17

As audiences increasingly consume news on their phones, through their inboxes and elsewhere, learning how to package and deliver that content effectively becomes an ever-urgent priority. Learn from the folks who’ve studied audience behavior scientifically and collaborated with their peers in other roles to learn new approaches. These sessions range from how to master newsletter…  Read More

ONA17 sessions for educators and students

Educators are preparing journalism students for the challenges they’ll meet in an ever evolving field, and students are eager to learn new approaches to storytelling. These sessions aim to bring together educators to share their approaches to everything from teaching tech projects and training product thinkers to new ways of prepping students as they enter…  Read More