call for ideas: themed work parties

In the new year, ONI will be re-tooling our work parties a bit. You’ll still be able to find us around town, to sit with your peers in a public space to work and boost your productivity. But we’re looking at adding a new twist, about once a week: a themed work party. If you’re […]

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deadlines

At last night’s Digital Journalism social, I was talking to Michelle Rafter about writing habits and deadlines. She mentioned that her time as a newspaper reporter was probably the best training she’d gotten as a writer. “Because every day at 4:30, you had to have something to show for yourself,” she explained. The staff room […]

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A News/Media Incubator

At last weekend’s We Make the Media conference, some of us started floating the idea of a journalism-specific co-working space — via our Twitter back channel while our breakout group was meeting. In short order, this idea evolved into a “media incubator” concept that now has its own post-conference work group, and has quite a […]

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We Make the Media conference

Yesterday, approximately 130 journalists and media professionals gathered in downtown Portland to discuss the current, declining state of the media — and what we intend to do about it. I have to say I was excited about the conference. I wanted to be part of a grassroots movement to revitalize and re-envision media moving forward. […]

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