• ONA Insights Welcome Happy Hour

    Novotel Esplanade Downtown Toronto

    Join us for an ONA Toronto happy hour to welcome ONA Insights (https://insights.journalists.org) to Toronto! Come meet the speakers, staff and attendees of this one-day conference focused on revenue and engagement. You do not need a ticket to the conference to attend this meetup. We'll be near the bar area at Cafe Nicole at the Novotel Toronto Centre, and we'll have a selection of appetizers for the group courtesy of ONA. Please RSVP here so we have an idea for how many to expect! More information about ONA Insights: https://insights.journalists.org

  • ONA / CAJ spring pub night

    Scotland Yard

    We're joining forces with CAJ to host an informal spring pub night. Come shake off the winter blues and chat about journalism (or your favourite local sports team).

  • Meet 'The Athletic's' James Mirtle: Lessons From A Sports Media Startup

    A chat with James Mirtle, editor-in-chief of The Athletic Canada. Mirtle spent over a decade as a sportswriter at The Globe and Mail before joining the Athletic. What lessons has he learned launching a media startup in Canada? What can the Athletic tell us about the future of sports journalism? • Important to know We're in the back. And we'll leave time for questions at the end.

  • Innovation in newsletters: Finding new life in an old medium

    Email newsletters are in the midst of a media revival – and not for the first time. But what does reinvention look like on a platform that’s been around longer than the web? Join us for a panel discussion on how publishers are innovating and discovering new value in one of our oldest digital channels. We’ll be joined by: - Prajakta Dhopade, assistant editor, digital for Maclean’s, MoneySense and Canadian Business, and producer of the weekly MoneyFit newsletter - David Topping, senior manager of product at St. Joseph Media, who has led newsletter development at Toronto Life, including 12:36 - Megan Griffith-Greene, a producer on the CBC News social team and editor of two newsletters, the Marketplace Watchdog and the CBC News Morning brief Doors open at 6:30. We'll kick off the panel at 7 pm. Pub night to follow.

  • SABEW Canada and ONA Toronto present Kara Swisher

    Globe And Mail Centre

    Join us for a conversation with Kara Swisher, the highly respected tech journalist and co-founder of Recode. She'll be talking about the future of digital media, staying at the forefront of tech reporting in Silicon Valley, and journalism in the post-truth era. 8 a.m. coffee and pastries | 8:30-9:30 talk and questions Additional note: Take the elevator to the 16th floor and we'll direct you to the room.

  • ONA: Learn about The Globe's Unfounded data project

    Join us as The Globe and Mail's Robyn Doolittle and Laura Blenkinsop dissect the data collection and storytelling process for Unfounded (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/investigations/compare-unfounded-sex-assault-rates-across-canada/article33855643/), a 20-month long investigation into how Canadian police services handle sexual-assault cases. Moderated by J-Source's H.G. Watson. Discussion to be followed by usual pub night.

  • CAJ / ONA pub night


    Join us for discussion and drinks with the local chapters of the Online News Association and the Canadian Association of Journalists. We’ll hear takeaways from the #CAJ17 (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/caj17) annual conference in Ottawa from CAJ president Nick Taylor-Vaisey, Law Times editor Gabrielle Giroday, and J-Source managing editor H.G. Watson, followed by an informal pub night. A reminder that Handlebar will be opening at 6:30 pm for the event. (So if you arrive earlier and find the doors are still locked, no need to panic!)

  • How CBC covered MMIW using VR, a podcast & interactive projects

    Come hear how the CBC developed three digital projects on missing and murdered indigenous women. We'll be joined by: -Kathleen Goldhar, Executive Producer of CBC's The Current on how they made their VR documentary "Highway Of Tears", about Ramona Wilson, an Indigenous girl missing since 1994. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/features/missingandmurdered/vr -Investigative Reporter Connie Walker on the eight-part podcast "Who Killed Alberta Williams". http://www.cbc.ca/missingandmurdered/podcast

  • Top takeaways from the ONA16 conference


    Join Shannon Busta, emerging platforms strategist for The Globe and Mail, and Ron Nurwisah, audience growth manager at Huffington Post Canada, as they share their top takeaways from the ONA16 conference. They’ll cover Instagram for news, Facebook Live, VR/360 video and more. We'll also have lots of time for questions and mingling. This pub night is open to journalists, editors and all members of the online journalism community.