Category Archives: Data Viz

Who Said It?

You’ve heard the speakers and at least tried to keep up with the tweets. Now can you keep them straight? [polldaddy type=”iframe” survey=”323BB397BFE4537D” height=”auto” domain=”onanewsroom” id=”who-said-it”]

Confession Sessions: What has been the most overrated topic discussed at ONA?

A popular stop at the ONA 12 Conference is the student newsroom confessional booth, where attendees share their thoughts on the most over-rated topic discussed at ONA. See our previous…

Confession Sessions: What has been your biggest mistake in journalism so far?

A popular stop at the ONA 12 Conference is the student newsroom confessional booth, where attendees share their thoughts on their biggest mistakes in journalism so far.   See our…

Drones: Journalists With Flying Robots

Drones. The word brings to mind roving military machines that rain down hellfire. (Or it brings to mind their online parodies.) However, they have potential for civilian use, especially in…

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The Meaning of Metrics: Measuring a Story’s Impact

News outlets have more ways of tracking an audience than ever before, but measuring a story’s impact beyond the page view can be challenging. “The idea of metrics themselves are…

Poll: Social Media Debate

Social media editors debated the best and worst practices for social media at the Online News Association Conference on Saturday. Topics ranged from what kind of social media guidelines —…

Journalism and Technology: Two Views of an Evolving Partnership

In separate video interviews Andrew Phelps and Jigar Mehta describe their personal experiences with the intersection of journalism and technology. Mehta, a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of #18 Days in Egypt,…

Is Diversity ONA’s Destiny?

As the 13th annual ONA conference sets a new attendance record again this year, concerns about the media and technology organization’s racial composition still percolate. A data analysis by the…

What’s Trending at #ONA12: Friday Edition

We’re continuing to track what people are talking about at ONA12. Friday’s trends ranged from diversity issues and tech trends to protests and parties.

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Journalists Agree: Understand Technical World, Adapt to Changing Industry

Andrew Phelps started his career as a freelance reporter for a local California newspaper. Armed with a degree in political science, he just liked to report. When he became a…