First let me say the day-long mini conference the Online News Association invited me to present at in Indianapolis was impressive in many ways.
- There were some great presenters from all over the country, including Storyful’s Mandy Jenkins, who shared useful some social search tips without overstating the obvious.
- The Indianapolis Star was a great host (they have Mt. Dew cans!), and people drove from as far as Ohio and St. Louis to attend.
- Attendees were a refreshing mix of reporters, editors, producers and social media managers from all kinds of publications (shout-out to Angie’s List, who showed up 15 strong).
ONA does these “camps” regularly, and I was invited to present alongside Josh Stearns, director of journalism & sustainability at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and a must-follow source for local news engagement strategies.