Google/Online News Association Scholar

Company
Online News Association
Date
Sep 1, 2014 → Sep 5, 2014
Location
Chicago
Key Skills
Type
Opportunity
“I’d like to think that my students would do what Michael Geheren, DePaul University, did when he woke up and saw that a fire at an air traffic control facility had halted traffic at Chicago’s two major airports. He messaged me and my co-chair Katia Hetter to ask: Did you want a story? I can localize it. Answer: Yes! And lucky Michael, because Katia covers travel for CNN.com, so she worked with him to shape this story. He owned it for the next two days because he pitched a followup with tips on how stranded ONA attendees could get help.We want to be turning out students who look at the latest tools and gadgets and think: “How can I do some journalism with that?””

Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Online Journalism, Boston University. Former editor for the Boston Globe and boston.com