I’m very proud to have been selected as a mentor for the 2018 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab, and to be the only mentor from a local newsroom.
If we want to create something that users will pay for or advertisers will sponsor, we must create something with additive value that emphasizes three areas of quality: Technical, editorial and audio.
So far, I’ve learned a whole lot of things that don’t work well and only a few things that do. I’ll compare this post later to what I learn at ONA16, where I plan to attend several sessions on these topics.
As I look forward to traveling to the ONA15 conference in LA next week, I’m also looking back at the lessons I took home from the last two conferences.
I found many of ONA’s speakers were motivational, even though many did not directly apply to work in local newsrooms.
For the second consecutive year, I’m headed to the Online News Association’s conference for three days of reflection on the industry and lessons for the future.
Over the past weekend I spent two days at the University of Colorado participating in a symposium on digital media ethics.
After attending the conference in Atlanta, I found Colorado had no local ONA club — so I set out to fix that problem.