Need some more timeout? Take a wider view of Atlanta.

Want more from Atlanta than ONA panels, workshops, job fairs and whisky tastings? This year’s conference puts attendees at the center of Atlanta’s bustling downtown. Check out a few of this southern city’s favored gems. Atlanta Zoo Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, hours extended until 6:30 p.m. on the weekends. Cost: $22…

How do I love thee Atlanta? Let me count the ways.

Atlanta, also known as Hotlanta, has problems like anywhere else. Yes, Jeff Foxworthy lives here. Let’s just acknowledge that and move on. There is violent crime, and mixed signals as to whether that’s getting better. There is gridlock beyond what any decent human should have to suffer. Coming from someone who lives in Los Angeles,…

ATL news you need to know

Welcome to Atlanta! Want to look smart when talking to the locals? Here are six must-know stories from the area. 1. A sister to the world’s busiest airport? So you liked the airport when you arrived? It could soon have a sister. 11 Alive reports that Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport may have a little sister…

Following Atlanta

Whether you’re an Atlanta first-timer or a seasoned visitor, here are some must-follow Twitter accounts to keep you in-the-know with conference logistics, transportation glitches, and food and entertainment specials. Peruse the list below or subscribe to the list on Twitter. Follow ONA13 attendees and speakers for play-by-play conference happenings. Conference-related ONA13 @ONAConf Online News Association…

Break time:Five things to do in Atlanta (video)

While ONA 2013 takes over the Marriott Marquis, make sure to take some time to step outside and enjoy downtown Atlanta and all it has to offer. From Centennial Olympic Park to Coca-Cola World, there are many things to see while in Atlanta. 1) Centennial Olympic Park: 265 Park Ave. West N.W., Atlanta map SkyView…

Songs to get you pumped up for Atlanta

Get pumped up for the ONA conference in one of America’s most vibrant and musically-charged cities.  Not only can you read through this list, download the songs using a Spotify list made just for ONA attendees.   [iframe src=”https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:1229669121:playlist:1wBr9CIoEerlsNg3WKk7wO” width=”300″ height=”380″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] The music of the Atlanta dips into almost every genre, but hip-hop reigns…

Atlanta’s best bites: An expert vs. the Internet

There’s more to Atlanta’s food scene than just biscuits and sweet tea. That’s according to John Kessler, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution food critic who has chronicled the city’s culinary evolution since 1997. “Atlanta can be kind of a hard nut to crack because it is so big and so spread out,” he said. “But there really…