What we learned at ONA14
For three days in late September, Professor Paul Voakes and JMC students Lo Snelgrove and Kai Casey attended ONA14, the annual conference of the Online News Association, in Chicago. The conference was a regular five-ring circus, chockablock with sessions on trends and how-to instruction — all about digital journalism. So we divided and attempted to conquer – and eventually pooled our reports here.
Paul’s Top Three Takeaways
By Paul Voakes
1) “The Holodeck is Real!” Sort of!
One of the most interesting themes of the conference for me was the increasing interest in immersive journalism, sometimes called augmented-reality or virtual-reality journalism. If there was one question that buzzed the most around the conference, it was “Have you done the Oculus Rift for Harvest of Change?
Going to Work, Going Viral and Going Visual
By Kai Casey
First Years of Your Online Journalism Career
Presenters at ONA14 gave a few quick tips on how to succeed in your career: Do what you love, at as big an organization as you can; take chances and ask for forgiveness; and get a boss who’s invested in your goals and future, not just what you can do for them.
Tech Queen Amy Webb’s 2015 Forecast
By Lo Snelgrove
Listen to, watch, or read Webb’s entire presentation HERE.
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