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Sneak preview: Banquet boasts wine & awards

We thought we would take an alternative look at the making of tonight’s banquet:

Public data apps diseminate difficult to obtain data

Panelists for ONA’s Creating Killer Apps with Public Data told an audience of about a couple hundred Saturday morning that easy-to-read apps can help citizens learn about and better understand their communities.

Speak up: #ONA10 session culture

Facebook was only seven months old when journalists and Web enthusiasts convened for the Online News Association’s first conference in Hollywood, Calif., in 2004. Blogs were still sometimes referred to as “Web logs.” Real-time social media? Barely there. Take a look at this 2004 comment from conference attendee and college professor Barbara Iverson: Real time blogging […]

Putting a boot to the rear of the industry

The auditorium wasn’t as packed as the previous session featuring Amy Webb’s top tech trends, but from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., audience members had the unique experience of participating in a live podcast. New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen and visiting NYU scholar Dave Winer hosted an edition of “Rebooting the News,” a podcast […]

J-schools: Redesigning the future

There’s one thing to know about J-schools today, and it’s not print or broadcast. Students instead should take an early introduction to multimedia course as part of their foundation in journalism, a panel of journalism professors said Saturday at the 2010 Online News Association Conference in Washington, D.C. “Most of these students think journalism is […]

Hacks and hackers

The intersection of journalism and technology is really at the heart of ONA. It makes sense, then, that somewhere among the panel discussions on real-time reporting, content sharing and the latest tech trends, there’d be at least one meet-up — not held in the hotel bar — devoted to introducing journalists to developers.

Tech trends: Webb's hits and misses from '09

When it comes to emerging technologies for real world-application in communications, Amy Webb’s often right on the mark. Or even ahead of it. Sometimes, however, news groups don’t buy in. Here’s Webb’s list of 10 tech trends from 2009, with a short status update on where they are and how companies are using them now. […]

No winner for new student award

“We’re not just going to give an award because it’s a statue we have”

What's the word? ONA10 word cloud

Find out the most frequently tweeted words at the Online News Association conference.

The word cloud, created with Many Eyes, a data visualization prject by IBM, represents tweets that included the hashtags #ONA and #ONA10 written between noon yesterday and 9 a.m. this morning.

Day one photo review

ONA 2010 Conference – Day 1 from Online News Association on Vimeo. Day one of the ONA 2010 conference kicked off on Friday, providing attendees with lots of sessions to attend, entertaining keynotes and plenty of social time. People roamed the halls and met some of their friends to catch up, while others sat close to […]