Is breaking news broken?

Several ONA13 panels tackled the issue of how journalists should handle breaking news. Check out the videos below to see how all forms of social media affect breaking news in both positive and negative ways. Journalism might be changing, but when news breaks we all have to be able to keep up. (Meet our experts…

Personal essay: 20 homes in 20 years

The bright blue-paneled house on the corner was the most memorable of my childhood homes. I remember watching rats dance across the wall air- conditioner cord, and I’d look at their silhouettes in the darkness and pretend they were ballerinas. Ballerina rats seemed less scary. The blue house is where I learned not to be…

Digital leaders on future of social media

    When she graduated, social media wasn’t a job. In ten years, Serra says that we all should be social media editors and content creators. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115995358″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]       Spruill says there’s never going to be an end to social media. She said the phones and tablet area are…

Nate Silver schools ONA on stats

Nate Silver has been called many things: a witch, a statistician/journalist and, now, a data rock star who can pack a room at ONA. Speaking to a packed auditorium for today’s ONA Keynote, Silver explained what journalists can learn from statisticians. The auditorium’s capacity was more than 1,400 and almost every seat was filled. As…