[Featured] Digital News Executives Leading Change: Watch Party + Q&A

In recent months, an incredible slate of leaders have stepped into top roles as Editors-in-Chief or Executive Editors at eminent outlets. Designed to make space for as many recently-elevated digital news leaders as possible, this session poses questions about the difficult road ahead in a rapidly changing media landscape. We’ve asked leaders to share details […]

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[FEATURED] Fireside Chat with Kevin Merida and Versha Sharma

Within a week of one another, two major U.S. journalism institutions announced new top editors, with Kevin Merida stepping into the Executive Editor role at the Los Angeles Times, and Versha Sharma named Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue. Join this in-depth interview with moderator Shazna Nessa to learn these leaders’ views on key editorial priorities, as […]

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Mapping Locations in News Stories To Identify Gaps in Community Coverage

Understanding the geographic distribution of newsroom reporting is critical to assessing and improving the reach, inclusivity and utility of news for communities — and to building personalization, community- and service-journalism oriented strategies. Join this prerecorded case study for a demonstration mapping stories from The Philadelphia Inquirer’s content audit using machine learning and learn more about […]

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Reuters Institute: Digital News Report 2021 US Launch

How has the coronavirus pandemic and a reckoning over the journalism industry’s failure to elevate diverse voices impacted trust, what brands people turn to and their willingness to pay for news? Join this prerecorded exclusive-to-ONA U.S. launch of the Reuters Institute’s annual Digital News Report, the world’s largest study of media use, to learn from […]

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Be There for Your Community, Not Just When Things Are Falling Apart

The drumbeat of crises has many newsrooms grappling with how to best help audiences and communities under great duress — especially those historically neglected by the media — navigate often chaotic information environments. But if we only show up when there’s a crisis, even if we’re being helpful, we may be doing more harm than […]

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Community Ambassadors Make a Big Difference

Community ambassador programs, already emergent in the public health and civic engagement fields, represent a powerful new model in journalism as well, allowing local newsrooms to create two-way conversations within communities yet unreached by traditional engagement methods. Attend this important conversation and learn from community ambassadors why bringing people from non-journalism backgrounds is such an […]

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Audit Your Source Diversity to Better Reflect the Communities You Serve

Understanding and reflecting the communities you serve is a fundamental responsibility of every news organization — but one that is impaired by engrained, exclusionary social structures and complicated by other competing priorities. This important conversation provides example audits and surveys, along with other resources, to help attendees build a team, get buy-in, test, conduct and […]

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