Category Archives: ona2007

Viewing the news as data

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… Adrian Holovaty looks at a photo of the world’s ugliest dog and sees 1s and 0s. Displaying a photo of the hideous animal, Holovaty –the big brain behind ChicagoCrime.org and the Python framework … Continue reading

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Who’s blogging ONA?

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… Lots of cool folks are now blogging the Online News Association conference: -Amy Webb is writing up a great string of posts on the blogging ethics working group going on right now (I … Continue reading

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Getting started with online data

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… This shall be the year of the “data center.” Gannett’s online data initiative has hit it big with online news industry types who are now itching to put up databased treats such as … Continue reading

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Journalism is becoming a high-tech industry

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… Lisa Williams, founder of H20Town and Placeblogger, says journalism is becoming a high-tech industry that is moving toward the way technology firms operate. “You guys have mooched much closer to me,” said Williams, … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Daily Planet rounds up niche papers, takes on the Star-Tribune

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… A coalition of small, niche community publications can become a premier source of news in Minnesota, says Jeremy Iggers, director of of the Twin Cities Media Alliance at TCDailyPlanet.com. The Twin Cities Daily … Continue reading

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ONA conference begins tomorrow

After a day of carousing about Toronto, being nearly attacked by really fat, hungry seagulls at Nathan Phillips Square and experiencing the tender mercies of “We Will Rock You” (featuring a performer flashing her maple leaf-clad underwear at the crowd), … Continue reading

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