Building Better Digital News for Blind and Other Disabled Users

Kicking off a day of conversations about accessibility in the digital space, Insights Day 2 will open with a look at the priorities and inequities that prevent meaningful textual descriptions of images and data representations, and the steps we can and must take to open our work to everyone. ONA Insights featured sessions will be […]

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Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Journalism

Blockchain technology – which powers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but also powers the likes of Ethereum, which allows for building decentralized apps – holds promise for developing a sustainable journalism eco-system. Through Civil, newsrooms within their eco-system can archive a permanent record of original content, participate in the governance structure of the platform and choose to […]

Where Editorial Voice Fuels Growth Strategy

Vox Media has been at the forefront of digital experimentation since their launch. Their range of vertical coverage connects with a variety of communities around food, sports, real estate, fashion, news and more. Our keynote conversation will touch on a range of issues we’ll discuss throughout the day, including honing your editorial voice as a […]

The Trust Architects: Building Deeper Engagement

An entire community of journalists, technologists, activists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and other innovators have been tackling the issues of trust in news for months now. Newsrooms can take a leading, proactive role in developing more transparent and meaningful engagement with our communities — in a way that can create value for everyone participating. Keynote speaker […]

Managing for Innovation and Culture Change in News

Join us for a vibrant kick-off to our day of discussing best practices and innovation in newsrooms. We’ll discuss newsroom structure, product iteration and innovation and how to better understand a digital audience. We’ll be sure to touch on other topics that will be discussed in detail throughout the day, including digital video, analytics and […]

People You May Know: Your Audience

Join us for this exceptional kick-off to our day of audience engagement, as our experts mine their experimental approaches to discuss what we know about the communities we serve, what we should know and how our analytics can help us make better decisions.

What Journalists Can Learn from Game Designers About Engagement

Game designers know how to create immersive and transformational storytelling experiences, using rigorous user feedback testing and rapid iteration. Closing keynote speaker Lindsay Grace, head of American University’s Game Lab and Studio, will give tips on how games can engage audiences, compel them to spend more time with content, unravel complex stories and even alter […]

Tinder Hearts: What We’re Learning from User-Friendly Mobile

Uber, Tinder, Square and other trendsetters have created radically different — and extremely popular — experiences for their users. What might newsrooms learn from user behavior across the field, and how can it shape our own thinking in making news a habitual destination?

Behind the Screens: Creating A Great News App

Whether you’re a digital-only outfit or a legacy organization, you’re most likely seeing the majority of your audience finding your content via a mobile device. Two experts — from BBC and BuzzFeed News — will discuss their experiences in shaping a mobile app designed for the best user experience. We’ll explore when we might predict […]