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These ONA attendees tested their knowledge of pop culture
From veteran storytellers to early career professionals, ONA appeals to journalists of many different ages. These ONA attendees let HBCU Digital Media Fellow Donovan Dooley test their knowledge in a…
ONA19 staff strives for an inclusive conference environment
At ONA19, considerable work was done to create an environment that is thoughtful of race, gender, and sexual orientation. HBCU Digital Media Fellow Justus Hawkins talks with conference organizers and…
What immersive storytelling could mean for the future of journalism
The 2019 Online News Association conference played host to the third annual Journalism 360 Immersive Storytelling Festival. For up-and-coming journalists who are less familiar with these developments, the demoes show…
A high school wrestler in New Jersey was forced to cut his dreadlocks during a match. An 11-year-old girl was sent home because her hair extensions were “unacceptable.” These are…
Scenes from the 2019 Online Journalism Awards
Journalists from around the world turned down the volume on their phones, relaxed in their seats and spent two hours honoring their colleagues at the Online Journalism Awards on a…
ProPublica, NYTimes repeat dominance at 2019 Online Journalism Awards
For the second year in a row at the Online Journalism Awards banquet, ProPublica took home four Online Journalism Awards — the most of any organization — with The New…
Got too much swag? Here are some tips to help you pack for home.
You know the routine. You go to a conference. You bring enough stuff for the exact duration of the trip. But when it’s time to pack, there’s something you forgot…
HBCU Fellows on the State of Black Media
As digital media companies continue to bloom, three of the five 2019 HBCU Fellows weighed in on the current Black media landscape during the ONA conference in New Orleans. Morgan…
Flexing a little used muscle: How solutions journalism can make a difference
Rachel Dissell spent more than four years investigating decades of lead poisoning in Cleveland, Ohio, which affected at least 10,000 children. The issue wasn’t a new one; it’s been on…
How will journalism outlets make money to survive?
It is one of the most pressing issues facing journalism: What sustainable business models will support news organizations? This week, the ONA Student Newsroom compiled insights and case studies from…
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