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This week we bring you up to speed on the fast-moving digital landscape with this report from the annual conference of the Online News Association, held Oct. 17-19 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Atlanta, Ga.

PART 1: ONA13 conference recap

The annual conference of the Online News Association has become a top gathering for digital journalists and news innovators. We bring you a recap from the event and highlight four major themes of discussion related to the changing news industry: The rapid rise of mobile, an increasing use of data to fuel new types of journalism, security concerns in a world of surveillance, and the ethics surrounding user-generated content.

Reporting by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle.

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For more information:

An interactive timeline and collection of recaps and nuggets from throughout the event can be found on the main conference homepage.

Full-length audio and video of many sessions also can be accessed through the conference schedule page. And you also can listen to full-length session audio via Soundcloud.

A newsroom staffed by college students provided reports from the event.

There's also a hub of information posted by Gannett Company journalists who attended the conference.

PART 2: Advice on being digital

Jim Brady, president of the Online News Association and editor-in-chief of Digital First Media, explains the things news organizations can do today to catch up with the rapid changes affecting our industry.

Reporting by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle.

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PART 3: Insights from ONA13 attendees

A sampling of the the 1,500-plus ONA conference attendees share their opinions and insights regarding the digital forces shaping journalism now and in the future.

Reporting by Travis McMillen and Reuben Stern.

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Watch more of what attendees told us at the conference:

Video clips containing the wisdom we got from about three dozen digital journalists and innovators are posted in our ONA13 Futures Lab Lounge YouTube channel.
 

Reuben Stern  
 
Director of NYC Partnerships



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