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:…

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…

How I Built a News App

Covering a conference is hard, especially for a developer. My job was to make something compelling but also useful. It’s easy to be flashy; it’s much more difficult to make something that people will use. This is how I approached this problem and created ONAmusic. A week and a half before the conference, I was…

ONA social media by the numbers

Digital journalists converged on the Online News Association Conference tweeting and Instagramming at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and other locations. Attendees tweeted using predetermined hashtags to categorize their interactions during panels and events from Oct. 17-19. The following is a breakdown of all of the activity on social media including the top participants and the total…

How to make the perfect cup of coffee

The baristas at the NewsCred booth outside the Midway use a coffee making device called a Chemex. One of the baristas is Dale Donchey. He works as the barista manager at Empire State South, one of Atlanta’s swankiest eateries. (See this post for Atlanta’s best bites). Donchey likes to use the Chemex because it lets…