DJ speaks with the conveners of the local chapter of the Online News Association.
Nguyen is the Newsroom Developer at the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Moffitt is an Online Producer with St Louis Public Radio.
Here's a rough summary of how the conversation went:
1:00-5:00 - What is the Online News Association? (It's the largest group of digital journalists in the world!)
5:15-13:00 - Why can't DJ find that article from his print edition of the Post online? What are the differences between online platforms and their traditional partners?
14:00-19:45 - What drives people to digital platforms? "We're all just testing the waters constantly," says Moffitt.
19:45-24:30 - What's a Newsroom Developer? How did a journalist from Toronto find his way into writing code for the Post-Dispatch?
24:30-27:00 - How do our local publications compare to national media brands? Learning about what we're great at.
27:00-37:00 - How is this medium being monetized? Publications ask "Can we tackle this?"
37:00-50:00 - Changing expectations for journalists and publications. Why are newspapers hiring SnapChat Editors?
50:00-end - How can people get involved in the ONA? Upcoming events July 13 and again in August.