Three separate weekend conventions focus on digital journalism

Online News Association | Excellence in Journalism | Journalism & Women Symposium

Journalists had their pick of conventions this weekend. The Online News Association closed its 12th annual gathering by announcing its award-winners Saturday night; Flipboard won an award for technical innovation and the Asbury Park Press won the Knight Award for Public Service for "Barnegat Bay Under Stress." The Huffington Post's Craig Kanalley noted that Twitter, Facebook, Google and Storify were omnipresent at the convention. At the Excellence in Journalism convention (co-sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association and Society of Professional Journalists), CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien said Sunday, "When I got into this business in 1988 I was told the evening news is dead. It's still not. Avoid the naysayers." You can follow tweets from the convention, which goes through Tuesday, with #EIJ11. | And Susan Mernit pulled out some of the conversation from the Journalism & Women Symposium, including this: "Objectivity is like virginity: Once it's gone, it's gone." (She also called on ONA to create a community media category in its awards.) Post additional wrapups and takeaways in the comments.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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