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Friday, October 29
 

10:15am

No Comment: Rethinking Online Commenting

With so much negativity and spam in comment sections, how are newsrooms tweaking their engagement policies? Should people be made to give their real names? Should discussions be moderated? How do we elevate the discussion without stifling it? What are we gaining with comment sections, Facebook and other platforms? Led by NPR’s ombudsman, this lively debate will help you navigate these tectonic shifts in the conversation around news.

#ONA10 #nocomment


Friday October 29, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Grand Ballroom South

10:15am

The New Investigative Journalism Ecosystem

The number of global nonprofit reporting organizations has exploded — from three in 1990 to more than 30 today. Most have been created in the past three years. Panelists share which organizations are collaborating, which projects draw eyeballs and where this phenomenon is heading.

#ONA10 #ecosystem


Friday October 29, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Auditorium

11:30am

Forging Pro-Am Partnerships

With newsrooms cutting staff and journalism schools booming, it was bound to happen - the news industry is collaborating with academe for content in brave new ways. The panel explores how the partnerships work and whether the model applies to your newsroom.

#ONA10 #proam


Friday October 29, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm
Auditorium

2:15pm

Go Niche

Crackberry. Deadspin. The latest wave of media websites have one thing in common: they cover one topic, but do it hardcore. Hear innovators from niche sites across the country discuss what's working, what's not -- and bring your own experiences to the discussion.

#ONA10 #niche


Friday October 29, 2010 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium

3:30pm

Law & Order: Special Digital Unit

Hear leading Internet lawyers dive into the issues that most affect our professional lives today: copyright and fair use; avoiding liability over UGC; data collection and privacy regulation. Plus, they'll explore the unique risks that come from publishing in a multi-platform world with hundreds of different legal systems. Bring your questions.

#ONA10 #law


Friday October 29, 2010 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium
 
Saturday, October 30
 

10:15am

Rewiring the Ivory Tower

Revamping journalism curriculum is a tricky tightrope walk, balancing digital skills, academics and computer science. How do accrediting standards and the arms race for shorter degrees set the boundaries for the new journalism degree? Panelists share what is being lost and what is being gained.

#ONA10 #academia


Saturday October 30, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Auditorium

10:15am

Turning Bits into Bucks

Learn how journalists have found success as entrepreneurs, from startup software companies to local bloggers, using innovation to power new business models for news.

#ONA10 #bitsbucks


Saturday October 30, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am
Grand Ballroom South

3:15pm

Don't Call It UGC

Professional-level input from a sea of amateurs? Community editorial requires finesse, hard work and a lot of respect for your submitters. Get expert advice on how to encourage high-quality content from a staff of strangers.

#ONA10 #notugc


Saturday October 30, 2010 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Auditorium

3:15pm

The Onion: Explaining Over 250 Years of News Dominance

From the invention of advertorial content to the development of television news, find out how America's Finest News Source has managed to stay ahead of the competition for the past several hundred years and continues to lead the way with over 4 million social media connections and top ranking mobile applications.

#ONA10 #onion


Saturday October 30, 2010 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom South