We're excited to head up to Chicago next week for the 2014 Online News Association Conference.
The entire INN Nerds team will be up there all week working on some exciting election projects and then we're sticking around for the conference itself, so make sure to find us and say hello!
INN member organizations are also well represented at the conference this year so we compiled a convenient list of all the sessions featuring our members so you can turn out and support them (if we accidentally missed your session, let us know so we can add you).
We also have a Twitter list of all the speakers listed below so you can follow along with the conference at home.
- All day event: MediaShift Collabspace (INN Business Editor Luis Gomez will be there) Event is followed by a public happy hour starting at 5:30 PM at Rittergut Wine Bar.
- 2-5 PM: The Center For Investigative Reporting hosts a discussion on media impact measurement. Happy hour follows from 6-9 PM. (RSVP here)
- 11:30 AM - Digital Millennials Take Center Stage (Panelists include Anika Anand, Chalkbeat and Aaron Williams, Center for Investigative Reporting)
- 11:30 AM - Game On: Designing Playful Interactives to Educate and Inspire (Panelists include Sisi Wei, ProPublica)
- 2:30 PM - Lady Leadership Lightning Talks (live video available) (Presenters include Susan Smith Richardson, The Chicago Reporter)
- 5:30 PM - Inaugural meeting of INN's News Nerd Book Club! (and book swap) at Dollop Coffee (RSVP here)
- 10 AM - Music, Maps and Mold: Updates from the 2014 Challenge Fund Winners (live video available) (Panelists include Lorie Hearn, inewsource)
- 11:30 AM - Big Impact With Small Teams: Designing a Kick-Ass Process for the Small and Scrappy News App Team (live video available) (Panelists include Kaeti Hinck and Adam Schweigert, INN)
- 2:30 PM - Demystifying Livestreaming: A Hands-On Tutorial (Panelists include Rodney Gibbs, The Texas Tribune)
- 4 PM - Decision 2015: ONA Board Lightning Round (Candidates include INN's Business Editor Luis Gomez and INN alum Jessica Plautz)
- 11:30 AM - How To Build A News Apps Team (Panelists include Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune)
- 2:30 PM - Visual Journalism for Tiny News Desks (Panelists include Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones and Becca Aaronson, The Texas Tribune)
- 4 PM - Publishing by Mandate: What Outsiders Can Teach You About Coverage (live video available) (Panelists include Jennifer Brandel, Logan Jaffe and Shawn Allee from WBEZ)
- 7 PM - Online Journalism Awards Banquet (live video available) A number of INN members are nominated for awards, including The Center For Investigative Reporting, ProPublica, MinnPost, Mother Jones, St. Louis Public Radio, Center for Public Integrity, Texas Tribune, WBEZ and Kennesaw State University's Center for Sustainable Journalism. Tune in and cheer them on!