This week we bring you some key takeaways and an overview of emerging digital trends from the 15th annual Online News Association conference, held Sept. 25-27 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

PART 1: ONA14 conference recap

This year’s conference of the Online News Association attracted more than 1,700 digital journalists and news innovators. We bring you a recap that identifies several major themes: The growing complexity of devices and platforms; a drive for more sophisticated analytics; the central role of social media in news today; and the integration of new technology and innovation.

Reporting by Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise.

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PART 2: Digital thinking with Meredith Artley

Today’s media landscape calls for news organizations to better understand audience behaviors and to treat digital like “the gem that it is,” says Meredith Artley (@MeredithA), president of the Online News Association and vice president and managing editor of CNN digital. In this sit-down interview she reflects on the growth of the conference and offers further insight on how successful news outlets are thinking across devices.

Reporting by Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise.

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PART 3: Tech Trends from Amy Webb

Cognitive computing, algorithmic curation and ephemeral content are among the trends likely to affect journalism in the coming years, according to Amy Webb (@WebbMedia), founder and chief executive officer of Webbmedia Group. We hear from Webb about these and other forces shaping the journalism of tomorrow.

Reporting by Rachel Wise and Reuben Stern.

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All 10 of this year's tech trends are included in the slide deck from Amy Webb’s ONA 2014 presentation.

Rachel Wise  
 
Video Editor

Reuben Stern  
 
Director of NYC Partnerships



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