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…

Improving Your Digital Hygiene

No digital communication is completely secure, but some technologies are safer than others. That was one of the takeaways from Journalism in the Age of Surveillance, a panel exploring how journalists can protect themselves and their sources in a new era of digital surveillance. Janine Gibson, editor in chief of the Guardian U.S., recounted the challenges…

Webb: Search will come to you

ONA attendees once again flocked to Webb Media Group CEO Amy Webb’s session, “10 Tech Trends For Journalists” on Friday. Her standing room only interactive talk included drones, a handheld 3D printer and digital personal assistant applications. Webb highlighted what she believes to be next era in technology: ambient search. She said that users will no…

Journalist-as-a-brand: Good or bad?

Mike Allen. Nate Silver. Brian Stelter. David Carr. Anderson Cooper. They’re all big names in the media industry, partially thanks to their personal brands. Journalistic value and credibility were once the responsibility of overarching news outlets, but in the digital age, more attention is being paid to the “who” rather than the “where” – as…

Storify’s Burt Herman on sale to Livefyre

Burt Herman, Co-founder of Storify and Hacks/Hackers  Herman’s company was recently acquired by Livefyre and he is now Vice President of Editorial there. Sandhya Kambhampati interviewed Herman at ONA and asked him his opinions on new forms of storytelling, the process of joining Livefyre, and changes in curation practices. “Now we can see what people…