We are just one month away from ONA Insights (Oct. 14–15). Choose your own conference experience: Get the All-Access Pass to reconnect with ONA peers in Philadelphia or the Virtual-Only Pass to stream select sessions remotely. Community members joining the conference so far include leaders from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dot Connector Studio, Detroit Free Press, Center for Public Integrity, The New York Times and more.
Over the two days, we will dive into new approaches for audience development, product and work culture to inform newsrooms’ 2022 strategy. The conference will feature about 50 speakers and facilitators who will discuss fresh ideas and collaborate on workshops and template building. Speakers include:
- Resolve Philly’s Aubrey Nagle, Reframe Editor, and John Hernandez, Senior Editorial Associate, on techniques for quick content analyses to assess the story behind your stories—and why it’s an important process
- Lynn Walsh, Assistant Director, Trusting News, and Emma Carew Grovum, Founder, Kimbap Media, will lead a discussion on product solutions to common journalism problems
- Caroline Bauman, Community Engagement Strategist at Chalkbeat, and Terry Parris, Jr., Director of Engagement for The CITY, on how even tiny newsrooms can create impactful virtual events to grow their audiences
- Maritza Felix, Founder, Conecta Arizona, and Silvia Rivera, Business Strategist, Listening Post Collective/Internews, on culturally competent approaches to meeting information needs for immigrant and migrant communities
- Kam Burns, Engagement Editor, Politico, and Oliver-Ash Kleine, Co-Founder, Trans Journalists Association, will lead a hands-on workshop on how and where to update your newsroom’s style guide to ensure ethical and accurate representation of gender
- Rubina Fillion, Director of Audience, Opinion, The New York Times, and Elana Zak, Head of Newsletters, Politico, on how to align your organization around a central metric and focus efforts on a common goal
Check out all confirmed sessions and speakers for more. Sessions that will be available to view with the Virtual-Only Pass are marked on the schedule with a screen icon.
If you’re excited to learn and network at ONA Insights but the cost is prohibitive, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Applications are due Oct. 1 (deadline extended!). We are offering three types of scholarships: Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by Alley; Students and New Professionals and Caregiver Support. The scholarships can support either in-person or virtual participation (select when you apply).
Please note: We’re requiring all participants in Philadelphia to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and to wear face masks indoors. Review the FAQs on our safety measures and reach out with any questions any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.