How to join ONA22 remotely

If you can’t attend ONA22 in person in Los Angeles, you don’t have to let “FOMO” sink in! We are offering a number of ways to join the learning and networking remotely. Read on for a daily schedule and details on networking, our conference podcast, celebrating award-winning work and more.

Virtual Conference Passes provide access to livestreams and live chats of select sessions (listed in this post), a searchable directory of all in-person and virtual attendees to kickstart your networking and three-month access to audio and video archives.

The passes are $250 for ONA members and $425 for non-members. Students can purchase a virtual pass for $100, regardless of membership.

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Sessions available virtually

Here’s day-by-day look at sessions that are available to join remotely in real time. Live-streamed sessions will also have a video recording afterward.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

10 a.m. PDT: We’re All Visual Journalists Now: Skilling Up for Multimedia Storytelling, From Social and Video to Data Visualization

1 p.m. PDT: There’s No “I” in Data: How To Make Analytics a Team Effort

2:30 p.m. PDT: Multiplatform Storytelling 101

4 p.m. PDT: Opportunities for Winning Gen Z and Millennial Audiences

Thursday, Sept. 22

8:30 a.m. PDT: Virtual Breakfast — Don’t Guess, Measure: How to Reliably Provide Objective, Balanced News – And Make Money Doing It

9:30 a.m. PDT: Opening Remarks & FEATURED 15th Annual Tech Trends in Journalism

11:30 a.m. PDT: 

1 p.m. PDT: How the Content Authenticity Initiative Combats Digital Mis/Disinformation

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Friday, Sept. 23

10 a.m. PDT: The Science Behind Representation in Storytelling

10:30 a.m. PDT: [BLANK] Is the Future of Journalism Returns!

11:30 a.m. PDT: How To Build Your Own Interactive Data Story — And Master Scrollytelling Without Coding

1 p.m. PDT: Newsletters as Product and Journalism

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4 p.m. PDT: FEATURED Climate Change, Eco-Anxiety and What Journalism Can Do To Help

Saturday, Sept. 24

10 a.m. PDT: FEATURED Local Journalism, Misinformation and War: The View From Ukraine

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7:40 p.m. PDT: 2022 Online Journalism Awards Ceremony, with host Dana Goldberg

Virtual networking

Visit the Networking Center on the ONA22 event platform and mobile app to browse a searchable directory of all in-person and virtual attendees. You can search by name or filter by interests such as audience development, DEI or podcasts. You can also set your profile to reflect if you are open to connecting, and message other attendees one-on-one.

To connect with any of ONA22 sponsors, recruiters or supporting organizations, visit the Exhibit Hall section of the event platform to find their virtual booths and contacts, or search by industry filters such as social media or mobile tools.

Many organizations with profiles on the platform are recruiting. Use the Resume Drop if you are looking for a new career opportunity. Recruiters participating in ONA22 will review resumes and reach out to potential candidates with more information.

ONA on Air

The ONA on Air podcast is back for a third season! Look for new episodes from the ONA22 Audio Team during the conference week. The podcast will share snippets from popular conversations, interviews with attendees and other stories from the conference. Subscribe via SoundCloudApple PodcastsStitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Honoring the best in digital journalism

We are announcing winners of the 2022 Online Journalism Awards from Sept. 21-24, through pre-recorded video announcements at 1 p.m. PDT each day and culminating in a special presentation on Saturday, Sept. 24, live from Los Angeles from 7:40 p.m. PDT.

Cheer for your peers and favorite projects using the hashtag #OJA22.

Social media

Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab

The 2022 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab consists of 20 students who serve as on-site reporters and produce coverage of the conference with the guidance of experienced industry mentors. Follow @ONANewsroom for their updates on social.

Catching up beyond conference week

Planned video and audio recordings are clearly marked on the schedule. In short: Live-streamed sessions will also have a video recording afterward; plus, we will provide audio recordings for most of the other sessions a couple of weeks after ONA22.

The video and audio archives will be available to registered attendees through the event platform until at least Dec. 16, 2022.

Subscribe to the ONA Weekly newsletter for more updates from ONA beyond the conference. We offer many opportunities to get involved in ONA’s year-round programming and connect with digital journalism communities around the world.