This week we bring you key takeaways and an overview of emerging digital trends from the 16th annual Online News Association conference, held Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

PART 1: ONA15 conference recap

This year’s gathering of the Online News Association brought digital journalists and innovators from all types of media to Los Angeles for a three-day showcase of the latest trends and ideas moving journalism forward. We offer you a quick recap of five key takeaways: The new meaning of “multiplatform”; the importance of user experience; the latest thinking about online video; the evolving popularity of audio; and new ways of measuring audience behavior.

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise, Daniel Shapiro, Berkeley Lovelace and Travis McMillen

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PART 2: Tech Trends from Amy Webb

Robots, holograms, peer-to-peer networks, digital recognition and advanced cognitive computing are some of the technologies likely to shape journalism over the next year and beyond, according to Amy Webb, founder and chief executive officer of Webbmedia Group. We sit down with her to get some details on what it all means.

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise and Travis McMillen

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Additional materials:

For more from the conference:

A newsroom staffed by college students provided detailed coverage from the event.

Short video interviews with many of the presenters from the conference can be found in this ONA15 YouTube playlist.

Full videos of several entire sessions, along with presentation materials and compilations of related Tweets, are accessible through the conference program schedule page. (Click on the individual session to access the video and/or Twitter material.) Some of our favorites include:

Reuben Stern  
Director of NYC Partnerships

Travis McMillen  
Senior Media Producer

Rachel Wise  
Video Editor


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