This series of blogs showcases the new sessions we’ve added to the ONA15 schedule. You can keep track of the sessions we’ve announced since our schedule launched with the  firstsecondthirdfourth, and fifth updates, which give a great overview of what to expect in Los Angeles. On to the latest updates!

Sessions just announced for ONA15 :

  • KEYNOTE: A Deep Dive into Google with Richard Gingras & Emily Bell: We kick off ONA15 with a candid conversation on the symbiosis — and tensions — between high tech giant Google and the media.
    • Richard Gingras, Senior Director of News and Social Products at Google
    • Moderator: Emily BellProfessor of Professional Practice & Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
  • Sprinkling Pixie Dust on Immersive Events: “Immersive Content” has been the talk of the town lately … but one company has been delighting audiences with immersive experiences for more than 60 years. Disney’s Steven Davison has been creating immersive live events for audiences for decades, and will share his approach for designing to audience expectations.
    • Steven Davison, Vice President of Parades and Spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment
  • Black Twitter and Beyond: Black Twitter has prompted journalists to change the face of news coverage. How can we take these lessons to Latino, Muslim and other underreported communities?
  • Simple News Graphics for Reporters and Editors: Learn how everyone benefits from letting journalists with no formal graphics training make their own charts and graphs, and learn what you can do to foster the creation of in-style, on-brand, compelling graphics — without having to bother the graphics desk.
  • Meaningful Measurement: An Audience-First Approach to DataThe director of USC’s Media Impact Project will explore how meaningful measurement starts with a few concepts that will help you consider your news audience.
    • Dana Chinn, Director, USC Media Impact Project, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
  • Navigating Uncharted YouTube TerritoryLearn what works, what doesn’t and what unique challenges these innovative creators faced when experimenting with online video.
    • Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer, Frontline
    • Chad Mumm, VP, Vox Entertainment and Creative Director of Vox Media
    • Tim Pool, Director of Media Innovation, Fusion
    • Chumel Torres, Host, El Pulso de la Republica
    • Moderator: Valerie Streit, Senior Creative Insights Manager, YouTube / Google