• Journalism and money: Know your worth

    Pen & Pencil Club

    Pay in the news business is notoriously ... not great. But what can journalists and those hiring them do about it? Reporters, managers, students and the like are invited to join ONA Philly for an open but guided off-the-record discussion about knowing your worth (literally and figuratively) during salary negotiations and beyond. A few prompts we might discuss, from the philosophical to the tactical: - How do you value yourself in this profession? How does that differ from how your employer values you? - What are the strategies and vocabulary you need to have better salary negotiations? - How do different news orgs determine how much they're able to pay? (Attendees will be encouraged to share specific numbers if comfortable.) - What's a "normal" salary for a journalist in Philadelphia? This is the first in a series of occasional discussions about getting paid in the journalism world, to be called Money Talks. The event will be held at the oldest continuously operating press club in America, the Pen & Pencil Club. Don’t forget to tip your bartender!

  • Happy Hour: Ideas, Collaboration and Networking for a Productive 2019

    Escape the cold and join local journalists and community groups over drinks for a toasty conversation on what you want to see from ONA Philly and how we can better collaborate for community-focused events in 2019. Plus, feel like an old-school reporter networking at America's oldest daily operating press club, the Pen & Pencil Club! Come with ideas about how ONA Philly can better serve you and the community in 2019, and find out how you can get more involved in the group! What worked and what didn't last year? What kind of events would you like to see? Please share this invitation with any Philadelphia connections who might want to join or collaborate with our group. New members are welcome.

  • Panel Discussion: Solutions to the Misinformation Crisis

    1776 (Curtis Center)

    How do we combat our current crisis of misinformation? Online News Association Philadelphia presents an evening of exploring the behavioral science reasons behind why people share misinformation online and potential solutions we can employ to help solve our current situation. Join us at 6:30pm ET on Thursday, November 29th for a panel discussion and Q&A. This event is open to all members of the public, journalism students and professionals alike. Panelists: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, where he empowers leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Gleb serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Intentional Insights, and co-founded the Pro-Truth Pledge (www.protruthpledge.org). The Pro Truth Pledge is a behavioral-science backed approach to get public figures and members of the public to commit to the responsible sharing of information and truthful behaviors. A behavioral science expert with over 15 years in academia, including 7 as a professor at Ohio State University, Gleb authored the best-selling book The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide. Aubrey Nagle is a writer, editor & media literacy advocate working in Philadelphia. She is the Newsletter Editor at Philadelphia Media Network, where she authors the Inquirer Morning Newsletter, and the founder of Foolproof, a newsletter about misinformation and understanding our digital lives. Soomin Seo is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. Her research focuses on how journalism is evolving in a rapidly globalizing world, and how news institutions and journalists are responding to this evolution. She is currently engaged in numerous research projects looking into news institutions in media practices in East Asia and North America. One primary thread of her current research involves North Korea and she is the co-editor of a special issue of International Journal of Communication on North Korea and communication. Prior to her work at Temple, she was an award-winning journalist for print and broadcast outlets including BBC Radio, Straits Times, Korea Times, and the Hankyoreh, a progressive newspaper founded by 67,000 citizens in South Korea. The panel will be moderated by Susan Poulton, president of the digital consulting firm Door 44 Digital and former Chief Digital Officer at The Franklin Institute. Location: Technical.ly Philly headquarters, 601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 12th Floor Main area

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  • Post-election drinks THURSDAY at Abe Fisher + recap at Pen & Pencil Club

    EDIT: The last event RSVP meant to say Thursday so I'm sending out a fresh invite. Let's recover after covering the elections. Meet at Abe Fisher THURSDAY near the bar at 6 p.m. and then we can move to Pen and Pencil Club at 8 p.m. for an election recap/discussion/postmortem with the Inquirer's Chris Brennan and Holly Otterbein, More on the Pen and Pencil Club event: http://www.penandpencil.org/event/election-recap-discussion-postmortem-panel-at-pp-nov-8/

  • Klein Camp turns 10 this fall: Don’t miss it!

    Temple University Annenberg Hall

    NOTE: You cannot RSVP for this event via Meetup. Go to: kleincamp.com Get your tickets now now and join us on October 13th for the 10th annual Klein News Innovation Camp — Philadelphia’s national one-day un-conference on the future of news. We will gather on October 13th at our usual location: Annenberg Hall on the main campus at Temple University in North Philadelphia. Klein Camp is the largest gathering of journalists and media makers in Philadelphia each year, where attendees come together and develop best practices for innovating and strengthening our communities and conversations. The event — previously know as BarCamp News Innovation — will feature 300 thinkers and doers focused on how communities are informed. The day will feature sessions on topics like journalism ethics in a troubled era, funding successes, audience engagement, partisanship and a broad array of new thinking. Top-flight programming will include both pre-planned sessions and others that will emerge from conversations during the day. Your ticket includes a continental breakfast with hot coffee and a lunch buffet on location and concludes with a happy hour with free drinks and hot appetizers at the nearby Draught Horse. Early-bird tickets are available for $10 until September 7th! Note: Temple University OWLCard holders are invited to register and attend for free. Click the green button, then “Get Tickets” and “Owl Card Holder.”

  • ONA-Philly at #ONA18

    JW Marriott Austin

    If you work in, live in or just LOVE Philadelphia and you are attending #ONA18 in Austin, please come out for a quick gathering with representatives from the Philadelphia chapter of ONA. We will be getting together at 6 p.m. Friday local time at the lobby bar at the conference hotel, the JW Marriott at 110 E 2nd St. We can discuss our events, our plans and how you can get involved. But we really just want to meet you! Some of our local leaders attending the conference include Tauhid Chappell - https://twitter.com/TauhidChappell Jim MacMillan - https://twitter.com/JimMacMillan Susan Poulton - https://twitter.com/sepoulton Eric Ulken - https://twitter.com/eulken Julie Zeglen - https://twitter.com/juliezeglen

  • Happy Hour at Uptown Beer Garden

    Uptown Beer Garden

    Hello everyone! Let's enjoy the warm weather, get some fresh air after work and decompress at Uptown Beer Garden during their SIPS HH. Their HH includes: $4 Leinenkugel Shandy - $5 Cabaret $6 Tequila mule The rest of their menu can be found here under "See Menu" at the bottom: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UptownBeerGarden/about/?tab=page_info

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  • Tour Philly Typewriter + learn about the 'backlash against digital burnout'

    As we journalists continue to chart our industry's uncertain future, we at ONA Philly think it's important to also look back at how we got here. That's why this month we're heading to Philly's newest typewriter shop to get some hands-on experience of how journos of past generations got the job done, and to hear from the experts on the resurgence of interest in the technology. Curious about what it feels like to tip-tap on an original 1958 Remington Quiet-Riter Eleven like the one pictured above? Join us for a tour of Philly Typewriter on Monday, July 30, to find out. The meetup will include a presentation from founder Bryan Kravitz and staff about the history of the typewriter as a social change agent as well as its place in the current "backlash against digital burnout." Here's the schedule: 6 to 6:30 p.m. — Arrive, hang with the typewriters, learn some typewriter repair 101, etc. 6:30 to 7 p.m. — Presentation from PT staff on typewriters' cultural history and the growing national interest in back-to-basics tech 7 to 7:30 p.m. — Discussion, Q&A, more typewriter free time Afterward, we'll head a few doors down to The Pub on Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.) for some drinks and snacks.

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  • Join ONA Philly for a free night at the ballpark on June 25th

    The Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association is inviting local journalists to join us for a free Phillies game with Comcast Xfinity on June 25. The offer includes a free ticket, a $20 concession voucher and a pre-game reception with snacks and beverages beginning at 5:30 p.m. Just subscribe to ONA Philly’s free monthly email newsletter to get complete instructions on how to RSVP: http://bit.ly/ONAPhillyNews Discover more ONA Philly events: https://www.meetup.com/ONA-Philly/ And learn all about ONA: https://journalists.org/

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  • Get to know Broke in Philly: Collaborative Reporting on Economic Justice

    • What we'll do Following on the success of The Reentry Project last year, Philadelphia now has its own solutions journalism organization, called: Resolve Philadelphia. And Resolve just launched Broke in Philly, a collaborative of 20 local organizations working together to report on economic justice. Come out at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd to learn more. We'll have an introductory panel but also plenty of time to hang out, network and celebrate the kickoff of this exciting endeavor. Meet Resolve Philadelphia executive director and Broke in Philly editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky and a panel representing a few of the partnering organizations, including: Alicia Lozano NBC10/Telemundo62 Emma Restrepo of Para ti Mujer Roxanne Patel Shepelavy of The Philadelphia Citizen The Broke in Philly partnership includes: Billy Penn, City & State PA, FunTimes, Generocity, Klein College of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College, NBC10/Telemundo62, Next City, ParaTiMujer Radio Program,The Philadelphia Citizen, Philadelphia Media Network, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, The Philadelphia Tribune, Philatinos Radio, PhillyCAM, Philly Weekly, PlanPhilly, WURD Radio, WHYY and El Zol Philly. Visit: https://brokeinphilly.org/ • What to bring • Important to know There's a cash bar and the kitchen will be open.