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Oct
13

Serene Sunday

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Oct
13

Love this season in NYC

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Oct
12

Y’all, don’t make the angel of Internet death angry

Slide from Jason Scott’s prezo at #brooklynbeta

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Oct
12

Make something you love and share it

#brooklynbeta

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Oct

01

#ONA14: 5 Takeaways Minus the Aqua and the Kale Salad at Howells and Hood

ONA is amazing but every year it just gets better and better. It is a marathon week with all of my favorite people talking about journalism. And, well beer. Lots of beer.

Five takeaways…

First

Amy Webb always does 10 tech trends and about 5 of them are typically something that makes me think differently about content.

Her list (and more details):

  1. Wearables: Look beyond your wrist
  2. Behaviors devices: Focus on your consumer, not just her device
  3. Algorithmic Curation: Publication
  4. Algorithmic Curation: Reporting: Allow curation tools to help inform your reporting
  5. Cognitive Computing: Machine-aid researching will soon create big efficiencies for your consumers
  6. Ambient Proximity: Gather and publish content using your immediate surroundings
  7. Virtual Reality for News: Soon you’ll create immersive storytelling experiences
  8. Ephemeral Content: Everyone wants content that disappears
  9. Digital Security and Privacy: Go underground without disconnecting
  10. Rethinking Church v. State: It’s possible to protect the newsroom’s integrity while ensuring a growing audience for the new business

She did a shout out to Reverb and Nuzzel apps. If you don’t have them, check them out. Both break the mold for displaying personalized, relevant content. Also, virtual reality for news is here.

Second

Harvest of Change and Oculus was on display in the tech midway and everyone was very chatty about what it meant for storytelling and all of the fun things needed to do a project like this. Most important, portable data. If you missed this last week, washingtonpost.com, wsj.com and forbes.com (always a hater in the group) all have stories about it.

Third

Chartbeat killed the section front again, especially on mobile, and declared the #attentionweb is the future. There are slides and lots of tweets about this one. Analytics, viral and algorithm were all used a bit much. Some people were disgusted by it. They are looking for the soul of journalism and didn’t find it at #ona14.

Four

Panel from New York Times Innovation report creators. Search twitter for #ona14innovate or read Poynter’s story on it.

Five

Abby Caddaby and Cookie Monster were there!!! They talked about building an audience and sticking to your mission.

picture by @dubois

picture by @dubois

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