Mobile, coding, data, law, election tools: Get them at ONA12 Workshops

Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco: Get an intro to mobile reporting, learn to code, or tell stories with data in one of the nine Workshops before the official Online News Association Conference and Awards.

ONA12 is now sold out, but we still have space in our hands-on workshops — you don’t have to be registered for ONA12 to attend.

Full-Day Workshops

Law School For Digital Journalists: Immerse yourself in the legal challenges facing digital journalists in this course taught by leading media lawyers and journalism educators, including copyright, newsroom law, international media law, access and FOIA, and the legal issues involved in launching and running a digital news operation.
Member price: $75 Non-member price: $100 Register

Intro to Design Thinking: Join faculty and journalists from Stanford’s and learn new ways to conceptualize stories and projects. Led by the staff of Stanford’s world-renowned Hasso M. Plattner Institute of Design — commonly called the — and journalists who have trained there, this is a once-in-a-lifetime crash course in ideas and real-world experiences you can take back to energize your team.
Member price: $75 Non-member price: $100 Register

Introduction to Practical Programming: Learn one of the most desirable skills in the newsroom today: coding. Propublica’s Dan Nguyen and other leading coders will teach you basic programming concepts, how to write your first program and to write routines to handle some of your current tasks.
Member price: $100 Non-member price: $125 Register

Half-Day Workshops
9 a.m.-noon

Agile Product Design and Product Management: Learn how to effectively develop projects, from idea to scoping to scheduling to execution, and get hands-on experience using an agile-inspired, iterative-driven project management style. Suitable for managers, web producers and anyone who works on short- or long-term projects.
Member price: $50 Non-member price: $60 Register

Intro to Data Viz: Learn how to enhance your reporting and tell richer stories by turning data into charts and maps, courtesy of John Keefe, Senior Editor, Data News, WNYC.
Member price: $50 Non-member price: $60 Register

1-5 p.m.
J-Lab’s News Entrepreneuring 4.0: This series of sessions curated by J-Lab will focus on the specific challenges confronting entrepreneurial news start-ups. Join experts who will share practical advice on how to sell ads, audience-engagement strategies, collaboration models and university-news entrepreneurship models.
Member price: $50 Non-member price: $60 Register

Election Tools and Data: Join Jesse Friedman, Product Marketing Manager, Google, and John Keefe to learn about free and cheap tools that provide information on where to vote, who’s running, and who’s winning local races on election night.
Member price: $50 Non-member price: $60 Register

Intro to Mobile: Learn how news agencies can use new technologies to innovate in the mobile space, investigate the current trends in the app market, and plan your mobile product strategy.
Member price: $50 Non-member price: $60 Register

Offsite Workshop

Hacks/Hackers Hacking at ONA12: Geared towards journalists, developers and designers, this hackday will give you a chance to collaborate with others on projects that shape the future of news and civic information. Meet new people, make new friends and work on those projects you’ve been thinking about. This year’s event will be at Storify headquarters in SoMa.
Price: $30 Register