June 5th, 2012
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I share surface details of my life in communicating with my ‘friends’ and ‘followers,’ and on occasion, express strong opinions via social media. Nothing I post, however, is anything that I wouldn’t include in a column.

Featured member Helen Popkin, deputy editor of Tech and Science for msnbc.com, has a robust social media presence, and she’s very conscious of what she shares with her networks.  

How do you strike a balance between your professional and personal life on social media?

Read what Popkin thinks about the importance of crowdfunding projects, online privacy issues, and more in this week’s featured member profile.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ONA member and sign up to become a member on journalists.org.

May 8th, 2012
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Print is too expensive, so I, within four days of my layoff, had my online news source up and running. It’s now a little over 1 1/2 years old.

Inspiration from Mary Alice Murphy (MAM), a reporter and photographer turned entrepreneur. Read more about her local online news source in this week’s featured member profile

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April 30th, 2012
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While it’s an enormous privilege to produce work that’s seen by tens of thousands of people every day, the pace of the newsroom doesn’t allow much time for reflection.

Susan McGregorAssistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, talks about why she tranistioned from the Wall Street Journal to education. 

Her focus on data visualization gives her a unique perspective on the state of journalism and what we can expect in the future

Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ONA member and sign up to become a member on journalists.org.

April 23rd, 2012
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Journeying from the rock world to the newsroom,  featured member KC Wildmoon tapped into digital media to access a 20+ year career. 
Read what her typical day curating at Storyful is like and how she feels about covering situations in which communities are hostile to reporters.
Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ONA member and sign up to become a member on journalists.org.

Journeying from the rock world to the newsroom,  featured member KC Wildmoon tapped into digital media to access a 20+ year career. 

Read what her typical day curating at Storyful is like and how she feels about covering situations in which communities are hostile to reporters.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ONA member and sign up to become a member on journalists.org.

March 26th, 2012
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"Pinterest allows for a graphic way to tell your story. When I walk around my city, I don’t see my Oakland reflected in the media. I also noticed there aren’t many images of black men. It’s great that everyone is wearing hoodies [in solidarity with Trayvon Martin] but what about regular, everyday black men? So I made a Pinterest board. It’s a great storytelling tool.”

Featured ONA member Dori Maynard, a longtime media diversity activist, on how she is using Pinterest to challenge media stereotypes. She says, “The only day to day unifying  theme is that my time is spent helping news media accurately depict all segments of our society.” Read more about her work

Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ONA member and sign up to become a member on journalists.org.

March 19th, 2012
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It’s impossible not to be involved in online media if you’re going to be in media.

Featured Member: Catherine Traywick discusses how she got involved in online media with Latoya Peterson. 

Read more about Traywick and why the feminist/journalist decided to return to school for a master’s in journalism after working for popular independent media outlets. 

Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ONA member and sign up to become a member on journalists.org.

December 7th, 2011
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If science journalism were like mainstream journalism, every time we wrote a story about spacecraft in orbit, we’d also need a comment from the flat-earthers to “balance” the story. I think that too many journalists are reneging on their duty to present the truth by hiding behind a fundamentally mistaken interpretation of balance.

David Harris, freelance science writer, on why he thinks traditional journalism practices undermine science journalism’s ability to reach new audiences. Do you think this is true? How should a journalist approach the issue of balance? 

Read more about Harris’s work in this week’s featured member profile on journalists.org.

November 30th, 2011
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Investigative reporting brings truth to light.
Kat Aaron, Project Manager for “What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of the American Dream" at the Investigative Reporting Workshop discusses the importance of investigative reporting. Read more about her and  her thoughts on the importance of diversity in reporting in this week’s featured member profile on journalists.org.
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