ONA13 illustrated

There’s audio backed up on Soundcloud, video archives, Storify curations and 37,178 tweets (and counting) documenting the panels and discussions at ONA13. It’s not exactly an underreported topic. But as CoJo founder Dan Carino said, “We need more comics. Always.” “The whole idea of comics journalism–it can be very powerful because people are drawn in by…

Analyzing ONA registration

What’s in name in a name? Which media outlet has the most people here? These are a few answers we came across after analyzing attendance registration data for this year’s ONA conference. Note: This data does not account for 321 people whose registration data was not comprehensive. Here are the top-five organizations represented at ONA13:…

Take our quiz: Should you focus on smart or dumb phones?

Smart or Dumb?

If you’re at ONA, you probably have a smartphone (and then some). But the majority of people around the world — and certain demographics — in the U.S. only have dumbphones, old-school cell phones without internet or data plans. Take our quiz, based on an ONA talk by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism professor Susan McGregor and a recent Pew Research Center study, to find out if you should be thinking more about designing for phones that only have voice and text capabilities.

PowerOfVideo

Four questions about video – with surprising answers

Panelists from Google, Storyful, the Washington Post and National Geographic discussed “The Power of Video Now” in a session mid-Saturday. Here are four key questions and answers the session generated. For more about what was discussed at the session, read a curation of the best social media response. 1. What kind of video should my organization…

kickstarter

Kickstarter launches careers and innovations

Luke Rafferty had an idea. The sophomore photojournalism major at Syracuse University, who is part of the ONA Student Newsroom, has always loved people who created, and he wanted to profile the craft of artisans as the nation changed its consumerism styles. He wanted to target the social aspect. And he wanted to film. He…