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Thursday, June 20


ONA Paris Workshops: Disrupting the Newsroom

There’s an art to disruption, and the Online News Association’s six workshops over two days will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. ONA is the world’s largest organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation.

Workshop 1: Designing Digital Newsrooms
Workflow and tools have changed dramatically for digital production. Choosing the right CMS can become the defining factor of your newsroom workflow. From editorial strategy to project management, training needs and culture change, you’ll learn the art and strategies to build the foundation of a modern 24/7, integrated newsroom.

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Steve Herrmann

Editor News Online, BBC
Steve is Editor of the multiple award-winning BBC News website (bbc.co.uk/news), a role he has held since January 2006. As Editor, he is in charge of BBC News editorial coverage online and oversees operations across the website and on demand services. Since 2011, Steve has also been leading on the overall editorial development of BBC News’ digital presence. Be... Read More →
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Anjali Mullany

News Editor, Fast Company Digital
Anjali is also a New York City Deadline Club Executive Board member and an ONA-NYC co-organizer. Last summer, the Columbia Journalism Review named her one of 20 women to watch in media. She started out in media by joining the New York Daily News while studying for her master’s... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2013 10:45am - 12:15pm
Auditorium (level -1)


ONA Workshop 2: Disrupting the Newsroom

Emerging tools, techniques and strategies are a boon to newsrooms, but the experimentation and innovation they bring can come at a cost -- and no small element of risk. The rise of start-up culture has great lessons for a shifting newsroom strategy requiring contained, agile and responsive solutions. From experimentation design to project management tools, learn the new art of disruption.  

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Shazna Nessa

2013-2014 Knight Stanford fellow & Former Deputy managing editor at Associated Press
For the past five years Shazna Nessa worked at Associated Press in New York, pioneering AP’s interactive, social media, mobile and data journalism presence. As deputy managing editor, she created and led an award-winning global department that created interactive news content, including... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium (level -1)


ONA Workshop 3: Rise of the Data Movement: Visual Storytelling

With the rise of the transparency movement, data has never been more accessible, opening up unlimited possibilities for information-gathering and storytelling. But the best data visualizations may not be front and center on your site. Learn the power of embedding data visualization to drive reporting direction and explore strategies and tools to tell better stories with data.

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Joshua Hatch

Senior Editor for Data and Interactives, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Joshua leads a team of designers, developers and reporters at The Chronicle of Higher Education and is a member of the board of directors of the Online News Association. Before joining The Chronicle, Joshua was at the Sunlight Foundation and was Interactives Director at USA TODAY... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium (level -1)
Friday, June 21


ONA Workshop 4: Fast-Track Video

Digital video production demands new workflows, tools and techniques for quick, effective storytelling. In this hands-on workshop, learn the best and latest techniques, from the BBC five-shot method to shooting sequences and fast-production techniques and uploading. Hear about the multimedia tools and tips used by journalists working as foreign correspondents and solo reporting teams in adverse fields with little or no time to budget.  Walk away with new strategies, checklists and tools so that anyone with an iPhone, XDCAM or a RED camera can improve their video content.

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Lam Thuy Vo

Multimedia reporter, data journalist and coder, Planet Money, NPR
New York based Lam Thuy Vo will shortly become an interactive editor for Al Jazeera where she'll lead a team of multi-platform journalists in covering national and international news. Previously, Lam spearheaded video operations for The Wall Street Journal in Asia. As the editorial... Read More →

Friday June 21, 2013 10:45am - 12:15pm
Auditorium (level -1)


ONA Workshop 5: Social Strategy: #gettingitright

Thanks to the power of social platforms, newsrooms often are not the first to break news, and when they do, verification and curation have been critical to the successful use of social platforms as a reporting tool. Learn key techniques in devising your newsroom’s social strategy and guidelines and insights on the best and worst practices.

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Niketa Patel

Director of Content, RebelMouse
At RebelMouse, Niketa leads partner integrations with a focus on journalism and media companies and is deeply involved shaping the platform too. Niketa was ABCNews’ first Social Media Editor. She has 10 years of experience in digital strategy and audience development at CNNMoney... Read More →

Friday June 21, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium (level -1)


ONA Workshop 6: Design is How It Works

“It’s not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs. Companies like Apple and IDEO have demonstrated the role that design thinking plays in the creation of revolutionary, game-changing products. Yet even in 2013, news design is experiencing a great stagnation; too often, our products and platforms feel more like 2006. Learn strategies to show how design thinking can actually create efficiencies in a product development process that will always be strapped for time. 

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David Wright

Digital Design Director, NPR
David designs and builds award-winning digital news platforms at NPR. Over the past decad his work for news agencies has been recognized by organizations and publications including Communication Arts, Editor and Publisher, The Peabody Awards and AIGA. He’s taught classes in Web... Read More →

Friday June 21, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium (level -1)