Meetup to share #ONA14 takeaways: October 29th at the Pen and Pencil Club


The Center for Public Interest Journalism hosted a reception for journalists from the Philadelphia region during last month’s Online News Association Conference in Chicago.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Online News Association will be hosting their annual ONA National Conference Show and Tell Meetup next week at the Pen and Pencil, America’s oldest press club. (map)

Please RSVP and join us at 7:00 p.m. on October 29th.

#ONA14 National Conference Show and Tell

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014, 7:00 PM

Pen & Pencil Club
1522 Latimer Street Philadelphia, PA

35 People interested in ONA Attending

Every year, after our friends go to the national Online News Association conference (this year in Chicago), we bring everyone together to share what they learned so we can all benefit.10 or so attendees of the national conference will line up and share something specific they learned from the conference.Come on out, have a good time, get a few d…

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Hot topics in Chicago included algorithms, design thinking, digital security, virtual reality and wearable tech. Others focused on how to engage, expand, measure and track online news consumers.

Data journalism, online ethics and copyright law, mobile journalism, programming languages, push alerts, social journalism, startups, structured journalism, video production and viral content were also among many topics addressed. You can view more session posts, many with multimedia coverage at:

The Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University sent a party of 19 journalists and educators from the Philadelphia region to the conference this year — and most of them should be present — but all conference attendees are invited to present for a few minutes each.

• Bobbi Booker, Philadelphia Tribune
• Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News
• Christine Cavalier,
• Josh Cornfield, The Associated Press
• Ellen DunkelThe Philadelphia Inquirer
Mike GreenleCenter for Public Interest Journalism
• Meeri KimFreelance science reporter
• Mike LyonsWest Philly Local
• Jim MacMillanCenter for Public Interest Journalism
• Andy MendelsonCenter for Public Interest JournalismTemple University
• George MillerTemple University
• Tommy RowanMetroPhilly
• Davis ShaverFusion
• Larry Stains, Temple University
• Albert StummThe Associated Press
• Karen TurnerTemple University
• Fran Viola, Temple University
• Alexander
• Sam

Keep an eye on in early 2015 to learn about applying for support to attend ONA and other conferences next year. You can also subscribe to receive email alerts by completing the brief form on our home page.

Amy Webb’s 7th annual 10 Tech Trends for Journalists presentation was popular as always:

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CPIJ Photo Night at the P&P: Featuring April Saul

April Saul has been a photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 30 years. In that time, she has juggled daily newspaper assignments, longterm documentary projects and single parenting, and has received numerous honors including a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

Last year, Saul was awarded an Alicia Patterson Foundation Journalism Fellowship and an NPPA Short Grant to spend a year pursuing her documentary project, “Camden, NJ: A Spirit Invincible.”

Or as she puts it, “I won a year of my life.” While her work in Camden encompasses the city’s problems — homelessness, drug addiction, violence, abandoned buildings — “it also reflects the indomitable spirit of its residents, who are trying to live normal lives against difficult odds.”

Please join us at the Pen and Pencil Club on Wednesday, October 22nd at 8 p.m.

Saul will share work in progress from her Camden project.





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Digital security for journalists: A free workshop with Mike Tigas of Pro Publica

Journalists today interact with digital security in many ways, often without realizing it. Whether it’s protecting an inside source, keeping information from competitors, or securing a Twitter account from hackers looking for attention, a journalist’s livelihood relies on protecting information and online accounts more than ever.

This workshop will introduce threat modeling — a framework for understanding risks, consequences and solutions — and a number of tools that journalists can start using right away to better protect their work.

The second portion of the morning will consist of a hands-on workshop, describing how to use several tools in detail, including password managers, Tor, “off the record” (OTR) message encryption, PGP e-mail encryption and other well-regarded tools and techniques.

This workshop is free of charge for journalists in the Philadelphia region.

Participants should bring a laptop and have the ability to install software on the computer.

We will convene at the Temple University Center City campus on Tuesday, October 14th at 9:30 a.m.

Updates: We will meet in Room 220. The workshop will last no more than three hours; probably closer to two.

Just a few spaces remain: RSVP now and we will make confirmations daily.

Mike Tigastigas is a news applications developer at ProPublica. He works on tools for online privacy and the liberation of public data. He is a lead developer of Tabula (a tool to help extract data from PDF files), CivOmega (a search engine for public datasets), and Onion Browser (an anonymizing web browser for iPhone and iPad). He was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow and previously worked at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, WA.

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Pitch Fest: Connecting communities with newsrooms

Later this fall, the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University will host Pitch Fest, a workshop intended to help community and nonprofit organizations connect their stories with news organizations, with the mutual goal of better coverage.

If you represent an organization which would benefit from participating, please complete the brief survey below. Responses will be delivered to the CPIJ staff, but will not be published online. Thank you.

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CPIJ Photo Night at the P&P: Featuring David Maialetti

Luzzara, Italy on June 8, 2014. ( DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer )Luzzara, 2014. Photograph by David Maialetti.

After leading Photo Nights at the Pen and Pencil Club for more than 10 years, David Maialetti stepped down last spring, but now we’re going to put his work on the screen at last. Please join us at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17th at the Pen and Pencil.

For the past 18 years, Philadelphia Daily News staff photographer David Maialetti has been documenting the city where he was born and raised. His visual talents have earned him numerous international, national, and local honors, including awards from World Press Photo and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as multiple Pennsylvania Photographer of the Year titles.

Maialetti at work in Luzarra. Photograph by Nicole Sivieri.

Maialetti at work in Luzarra.
Photograph by Nicole Sivieri.

Most recently, named Maialetti one of “10 Instagram Photographers You Should Follow.”

Since 2006, Maialetti has been spending his vacations teaching photography to American college students studying abroad in the Marche region of Italy. He has also taught at Temple University, his alma mater, and is currently teaching photojournalism at Community College of Philadelphia.

For Photo Night, Maialetti will share recent work documenting life in Luzzara, Italy, a village in the Emilia-Romagna region, where he also tracked down the last remaining subjects photographed by American photographer Paul Strand.

In 1955, Strand teamed up with Italian screenwriter Cesare Zavatini to create the book “Un Paese.” The Philadelphia Museum of Art will host a Strand retrospective this fall.

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The Center for Public Interest Journalism was created in 2010 to support programming and projects intended to improve the quantity and quality of public interest news and information in the Greater Philadelphia area.


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