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  • Photo gallery: 2014 Online Journalism Awards

    It was a big night for ProPublica and NPR as they won multiple Online Journalism Awards on the closing night of ONA 14, Chicago.

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    Photo gallery: 2014 Online Journalism Awards
  • See Who Won OJAs

    Follow this page to see results from the 2014 Online Journalism Awards. A category’s winner will appear as a yellow box. Knight Award for Public Service Deadly Delays Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Earthquake Preparedness in Southern California Los Angeles Times Innocents Lost: A Miami Herald I-Team Investigation The Miami Herald Rape in the Fields The Center for Investigative Reporting, Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision Segregation Now ProPublica Shadow Campus: A Globe Spotlight Investigation BostonGlobe.com / The Boston Globe General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small minnpost.com MinnPost publicintegrity.org The Center for Public Integrity texastribune.com The Texas Tribune General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium motherjones.com Mother Jones news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Radio propublica.org ProPublica qz.com Quartz General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large latimes.com Los Angeles Times npr.org NPR.org nytimes.com The New York Times washingtonpost.com The Washington Post wsj.com The Wall Street Journal Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism Publishers Toolbox Northwestern University Knight Lab Quartz Chartbuilder Quartz Tabula Mozilla OpenNews, ProPublica, and LA NACIÓN (Argentina) Breaking News, Medium Alberta Floods Calgary Herald Atlanta Winter Storm WSB-TV: Channel 2 Action News / wsbtv.com Lac-Megantic Explosion CBC Montreal Breaking News, [...]

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    See Who Won OJAs
  • Relaxnews Unveils New Platform Combining Data, Content and Service Together

      Jérôme Doncieux, the Copresident and Co-CEO of Relaxnews, discusses his new platform that he debuted at ONA that combines data, content and services into one integrated service. Video by Alan Davis and Justin Galicz

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    Relaxnews Unveils New Platform Combining Data, Content and Service Together
  • Photo gallery: Tech and fashion merge

    Google Glass. Fitbits. Smart watches. Wearable devices and augmented reality are becoming increasingly accessible.

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    Photo gallery: Tech and fashion merge
  • New app Stringwire lets anyone stream their POV

    jvw copy edited   Over half of all American adults own a smartphone. That’s at least 120 million phones taking pictures, sending emails and giving directions. Stringwire, a new crowdsourcing video service, is tapping into that expansive network to distribute live-streamed video by citizens for citizens. Phil Groman developed the application as part of his master’s thesis in the New York University interactive telecommunications program. NBCUniversal Media recently bought the app and demonstrated it Friday at the ONA conference. Users of the app don’t upload video like they do with YouTube or Vimeo. Instead, they are walking, live-streaming video stringers, allowing certain users to curate many perspectives from a single event. News organizations can use Stringwire to fill the void of coverage between the time an event occurs and the time a reporter gets to the scene. It makes it easier for news organizations to get quick, authentic video, without having to track down the source and ask permission. Channel creators are users of the app with special permission to curate video footage. They create channels and invite people to send video and watch the different live streams. Anyone can live stream, but to be a channel creators requires special [...]

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    New app Stringwire lets anyone stream their POV
  • Take the ONA 15th Anniversary Trivia Quiz

    It’s the 15th year of the Online News Association’s annual conferences. Take this trivia quiz to test your knowledge. We interviewed Tom Regan, former ONA executive director, to get the inside scoop. He’s been to all but one of the conferences. And check out our info graphic below for more data roundup.   Graphic by Katie Yaeger

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    Take the ONA 15th Anniversary Trivia Quiz
  • Sesame Street: Advice for appealing to young audiences

    For 45 seasons the creators of Sesame Street have been honing their expertise in using media to educate children and help them grow “smarter, stronger and kinder.” American actor Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Abby Cadabby of Sesame Street share a light moment with the ONA team after their interview with Taylor Walker of the Student Newsroom. Photo by Akash Ghai. Folks from Sesame Workshop shared how they appeal to young and future news audiences at ONA14’s Saturday lunch keynote, “Can You Tell Me How to Get to… Our Next News Audience?” Related: Sounds of Sesame Street Sesame Street Timeline Carol-Lynn Parente, senior vice president and executive producer, is the global manager for Sesame Street’s content on all media platforms, including online. Parente attributes the show’s success to its writers, whom she called “unsung heroes” because they write content for children and their parents. “It’s a lot harder than it looks because no second can there ever be an adult joke at the expense of the kids,” she said. “Weaving that magic of something that’s not only funny, but also educational is a tall order.” One of the workshop’s writers was also on the panel. “The key is to stay current, of course,” script writer [...]

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    Sesame Street: Advice for appealing to young audiences
  • A Sesame Street Timeline

    Explore the history of the show via an interactive, multimedia timeline.

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    A Sesame Street Timeline
  • Humans of ONA

    We asked conference-goers what advice they would give to new journalists entering the industry.

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    Humans of ONA
  • On the ledge with Glass

    “The sensual mysticism of entire vertical being.” E.E. Cummings was a wise man. Skyscrapers have this mystical quality to them as they reach from the ground into the sky. I couldn’t have put it better myself. I felt this way as I approached Chicago’s Willis Tower, a wondrous beauty made of steel and glass. I felt completely dumb though because I thought the Willis and Sears Tower were two different buildings. I must have missed the memo when they changed their name in 2009. Either way, I was in Chi-town and ready to experience something truly Chicago. I noted the city’s similarities to other East Coast cities like Philadelphia and New York and wanted to see something that made Chicago unique. I aimed high and pitched the Willis Tower management my story idea — recording a trip up to the Skydeck Ledge through Google Glass. Google had kindly allowed student journalists at the Online News Association conference to take a brief spin in them, so I looked for a good first-person experience. The Ledge is a glass encasement that protrudes about four feet out of the building’s top floor. Think of it like an extended window, which you can actually [...]

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    On the ledge with Glass