#WJCHAT – Live at ONA 2011!

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

Every Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, I’m on my computer participating in #wjchat. It’s a weekly Twitter talk where web journalists get together to discuss new tools/technology or ponder issues affecting our industry. Saturday, #wjchat went live at the Online News Association’s annual convention in Boston. Here’s what happened.

#wjchat | A weekly chat where Web journalists share experiences, skills, tech, tips and tricks.

A weekly chat where Web journalists share experiences, skills, tech, tips and tricks.
Hernandez: “Oh my God, it’s so weird to see you guys in real life.” #wjchat #ONA11
SylviaCarignan
September 24, 2011
When journalists talk with each other, we all learn and benefit. #thetruth #wjchat #ONA11
Colin_Jones
September 24, 2011
#wjchat session was amazing. I propose an entire #wjchat conference. Themes for each session and a loose, casual series of Qs and As. #ONA11
Colin_Jones
September 24, 2011
Social media is great for lazy and self-absorbed people. Some of whom are journalists. Imagine! /via @kellyfincham #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
#wjchat this is interesting — it’s not just our reporters I’m trying to convince that social media is worthwhile, it’s my editors, too.
asuozzo
September 24, 2011
Why do journalists love twitter and hate blogging? A blogger makes his case. Do you agree? http://t.co/VWcUG4oA #wjchat #ona11
stevesaldivar
September 24, 2011
Q6: How can you encourage non-digital natives to use Twitter? #wjchat #ONA11
wjchat
September 24, 2011
Help reporters see how social media can make their life easier says @jeffhidek (at least I think it was @jeffhidek) #ona11 #wjchat
girljournalist
September 24, 2011
Twitter advice: watch folks you like on Twitter; follow their lists; be real, do not Tweet “I need to pee.” Be brave. #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Q2b (we’re returning): Tell us about how you are managing Twitter? #wjchat #ONA11
wjchat
September 24, 2011
I’ve been using Timely to schedule Tweets – clean, simple interface, basic metrics http://timely.is/ #wjchat
girljournalist
September 24, 2011
A2b: Hootsuite, CoTweet, SocialFlow, Buffer #wjchat
wjchat
September 24, 2011
The danger of worrying about reporters who tweet first, write stories second is you can go too far like @ESPN does. #wjchat
robquig
September 24, 2011
.@jmsummers (#ONA board candidate) says she uses Twitter as a notebook for her @Politico reporting, but does write the story. #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Q4: How do you deal with your reporters who are using too much social media and not getting content on the web? #wjchat #ONA11
wjchat
September 24, 2011
.@webjouranalist handles newbies by explaining how social media fits into the journalism. #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Really interesting to hear about challenges of web producers in terms of story flow. Nice to check in outside my usual world. #ona11 #wjchat
michelleminkoff
September 24, 2011
Our web producers tend to do more tweeting than reporters. So we can manage the flow of info as we’re waiting on stories to come. #wjchat
TribLocalPat
September 24, 2011
Newsroom management should create training opportunities to explain collaboration and then openness to try and fail. #wjchat
nextgenradio
September 24, 2011
Web producers seem a little frustrated. Are newsrooms gving web producers the chance to sell the web as a real opportunity? #wjchat
nextgenradio
September 24, 2011
Love that @chelseabot mentioned the old friendly rivalry we had when she ran @KEYTV and I ran @statesman. It helped us both. #wjchat
robquig
September 24, 2011
SMART: “Don’t hate your competition. Source your competition.” #wjchat
jmsummers
September 24, 2011
More than any other prez, #wjchat was in the spirit of why we’re here. A loose exchange of ideas, not a one-way conversation. #ona11
David_M_Holmes
September 24, 2011
It was the fastest hour of my life.  That session could have easily gone on for at least 2 more hours.  It was great to meet some of the folks I had been Tweeting with on #wjchat for the past year.  It has, and continues to be, a great tool to help keep me up to date with the rapidly changing world of web journalism. So if you have some time to kill, come join us on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
I didn’t have time to tweet this earlier… but, wow…. thank you all for coming to #wjchat IRL at #ONA11 … so rad!
webjournalist
September 24, 2011

3 responses to “#WJCHAT – Live at ONA 2011!

  1. This is WONDERFUL!! Thanks so much for curating the #wjchat IRL experience.

  2. thanks for storify-ing! This is great,

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