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Wrap Up from the Online News Association Conference

The BlogTalkRadio blog presents an audio and video wrap-up from the Online News Association Conference in Toronto last week.

As previously mentioned, John C. Havens broadcast live from the ONA last week, creating memorable and fascinating interviews with some of today’s top online journalists. Want to see how it’s all done and what the interviewees think of it? Watch this video where we take today’s journalists and put them under the microscope with the BTR microphone. The video report shows John with Dan Froomkin of Washingtonpost.com, J.D. Lasica of Ourmedia.org, and Beth Lawton of the Newspaper Associaton of America.


If you missed the live audio broadcasts, check out the archives especially these notable interviews:

  • Beth Lawton, Manager, Digital Media, Audience and New Business Development for the Newspaper Association of America
  • Paul Maidment, Executive Editor, Forbes / Editor, Forbes.com and Dan Bigman, Executive Editor for Forbes.com
  • Angela Morgenstern, Senior Director, PBS Interactive

Broadcasting LIVE from the Online News Association Conference

Once again, intrepid BlogTalkRadio broadcaster John C. Havens will be interviewing notable journalists at the Online News Association Conference October 18 and 19 LIVE on-site from the Toronto conference floor.


The sold-out ONA 2007 Conference and Awards provides training, workshops and panel discussions for online journalists. The exciting lineup contains hands-on half-day workshops in video reporting, flash programming and citizen journalism. If you are a BlogTalkRadio host, then you are a citizen journalist. That’s something to think about…

Interviews start at 2pm ET, today, October 18, 2007, and are scheduled to run for two days until the close of conference. The live interviews as well as the archives can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ona.

Just some of the esteemed interviewees include:

Paul Maidment Editor, Forbes.com, Executive Editor, Forbes

Howard Parnell Executive Director of Digital Media WNYC

Dan Froomkin White House Watch columnist for WashingtonPost.com and Deputy Editor of NiemanWatchdog.org.

Beth Lawton Manager, Digital Media Newspaper Association of America

Please download the entire interview schedule (subject to change) to tune into the live conversations with influential members of today’s top online news organizations.

The three-day event expands upon the mission of the ONA, whose founding principles state:

We believe that the Internet is the most powerful communications medium to arise since the dawn of television. As the Net becomes a primary source of news for a growing segment of the world’s population, it presents complex challenges and opportunities for journalists as well as the news audience.