SOURCE: Online News Association

Online News Association

May 05, 2010 14:11 ET

Registration Opens for the Online News Association 2010 Conference in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, opened registration for the 2010 Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet (ONA10), coming to Washington, D.C. Oct. 28-30 to celebrate the best digital media has to offer.

The conference has become known for ahead-of-the-curve training for online journalists; keynote speakers -- such as ONA09 keynote Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter -- who are leaders in media and technology, and a chance to preview and play with the latest digital tools, gadgets and apps.

Sessions will feature practical and outside-the-box topics and tracks suggested, voted on and organized by many of the 150 respondents to our 2010 Session Selector.

Attendees can see living proof of what Media Mob called the Great Media Hiring Thaw at the third annual Career Summit and Job Fair, Oct. 28. The Career Summit will feature creative thinking and practical assessment of career and job paths, including where the jobs are for online news professionals and what skills cutting-edge companies want and need now. At the Job Fair, job-seekers will meet one-on-one with recruiters from major media and tech companies.

ONA conferences are earning a reputation for bringing in the most return and best leads for sponsorship and exhibitor dollars. Join early birds NPR, CNN.com, Google, Yahoo!, Marketwire, AP, Gannett Foundation, Webbmedia, USAToday, ESPN, Bloomberg, MSNBC.com and Knight-Wallace -- all committed sponsors.

The ONA10 committee is also looking for volunteers to work before and during the conference, and is offering a discount on registration. Contact the committee at ONA10@journalists.org.

Because the conference has sold out for the past three years, early registration is recommended. To register, go to: http://conference.journalists.org/2010conference/registration/

A one-year professional, associate or academic membership in ONA is $75, and brings with it a savings of $200 on non-member conference rates.

The Online News Association is the world's largest association of online journalists. ONA's mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, technologists, photographers and others who produce news for the Internet or other digital delivery systems, as well as academic members and others interested in the development of online journalism. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association annual conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Jane McDonnell
    Executive Director
    Online News Association
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    Sherry Skalko
    Editor
    Journalists.org
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