By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair & freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger
I was thrilled when the Online News Association (ONA) brought its ONA Camp to the NABJ convention in June. For the uninitiated, ONA Camp offers free intensive digital journalism training sessions, tailored specifically to the needs of independent, community, non-profit, displaced and employed journalists, bloggers and entrepreneurs.
Trainers include leaders in their fields, covering the latest in multimedia, blogging, mobile, legal and business issues, free web tools, marketing through social networks and finding a niche on the web. Check out a blog post we did on the training received by the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists here.
One of the presenters at NABJ ONA Camp was Niketa Patel. Niketa is the social media product manager at CNNMoney.com. She was previously Social Media Editor for ABC News. She’s a respected digital journalism strategist and a co-organizer of the ONA New York chapter. You can see my Storify of her NABJ ONA Camp session here.
So for those of you who couldn’t make it to New Orleans or Niketa’s presentation (which was great), I’m delighted to announce that she will be doing it for the Digital Journalism Task Force as a free webinar on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. To register, click here.
And we are working on webinars and TweetChats through next spring. If there are any people or topics you’d like to see, let us know. Email me at regaviationqueen AT yahoo DOT com. Thanks!!