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    OJA winners a memorable group

    Online Journalism Award winners this year will get a new kind of immortality. They will be enshrined in a new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Pictured at left are Altyn Magauina and a jubilant Yedige Magauin, as they accept the award for General Excellence Non-English, small site, for Radio Azattyq. View a photo gallery with the story.

ONA09 Highlights

featuredimage Liz Lufkin’s Career: What’s Patty Hearst Got to Do With It?

The co-chair of the 2009 ONA Conference reveals the moment she knew she wanted to become a journalist.

featuredimage Global perspectives

By Isabel Esterman
ONA09 workshops have focused almost exclusively on North American issues and trends. But one session, “The State of Global Innovation,” brought an international perspective.

featuredimage Five news startups in 60 minutes

By Noah Buhayar and Nicole Fallek
In the spirit of bringing the startup culture into the news world, five contestants present their fresh and unique concepts in a real-life pitch-and-crit session.

featuredimage Good enough: Producing Web videos with iMovie and a Flip

By Isabel Esterman
HD cameras, high-fidelity microphones and professional editing software can produce beautiful, polished videos. But what if you need to get something up on the Web fast?

featuredimage Confession sessions: ONA journalists answer today’s tough questions — Day 1

When will you hold the last newspaper in your hands? What gives us hope in this challenging time for our industry? And what’s the past tense of “tweet”? We have no idea. Journalism students Amanda Dyer and Natalie Yemenidjian ask the talented journalists who are brave enough to enter their confession sessions.

featuredimage ONA09 word on the street

Melissa Hale and Austin Fast hit the streets of San Francisco to find out how the locals are consuming the news.

Women in online media

By Abby Selden
ONA09 conferees discuss the role of women in online media in response to the Saturday morning keynote speech by Blogher.com co-founder and CEO Lisa Stone.

Video: Leo Laporte on the future of journalism

By Suzanne Yada
A behind-the-scenes interview with Leo Laporte, host of the This Week in Tech podcast, just before his keynote speech at the ONA conference.

Share your thoughts on ONA09, win an iPod nano

If you attended ONA09, you can win an iPod nano by filling out our conference survey.

Entrepreneurs at ONA09

By Jessica Estepa The buzz word at ONA09 was entrepreneurship. Twitter CEO Evan Williams encouraged it. Tech Guy Leo Laporte said he believed it was the future. Several sessions discussed how to transition from the “journalist” role to the “entrepreneur” role. The Student Newsroom sought out entrepreneurs at the conference, ranging from a Knight News [...]

The newsroom in your pocket

By Lauren Gentile and Abby Selden
This multimedia piece created with VuVox includes video excerpts with David LaFontaine, who presented “Creating Content with Your Phone.”

Global perspectives

By Isabel Esterman
ONA09 workshops have focused almost exclusively on North American issues and trends. But one session, “The State of Global Innovation,” brought an international perspective.

SEO and what we know

By Melissa Hale
A hot topic buzzing between many ONA attendees was Search Engine Optimization, a way for Web sites to improve the relevance and placement of their content on search engines.

Five news startups in 60 minutes

By Noah Buhayar and Nicole Fallek
In the spirit of bringing the startup culture into the news world, five contestants present their fresh and unique concepts in a real-life pitch-and-crit session.

Good enough: Producing Web videos with iMovie and a Flip

By Isabel Esterman
HD cameras, high-fidelity microphones and professional editing software can produce beautiful, polished videos. But what if you need to get something up on the Web fast?

ONA celebrates 10th anniversary

By Devin Banerjee
ONA members—whose principal livelihoods include gathering, producing and studying news for digital presentation—are celebrating their association’s 10th anniversary at the annual Online News Association Conference Oct. 1-3 in San Francisco.