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Online News Association West Virginia event: Discussing Digital Journalism tomorrow in Charleston

The Online News Association’s brand new West Virginia group will host its inaugural public gathering at Charleston’s innovative Economic Development Council, located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West in Charleston, on Saturday, March 18. Speakers will address topics such as concerns and barriers to going digital and how news publishers can now monetize stories on Facebook.

WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE:  WVSU Economic Development Center
1506 Kanawha Boulevard West Charleston, WV 25302

COST: Free

Sign-in with time for a full catered breakfast and networking begins at 9 a.m. and the event itself begins at 10 with the first of four sessions designed to address various aspects of the digital media transition:

Kristen Hare of the Poynter Institute will join us by video conference to discuss how local media outlets are making the move to digital.

Dave Mistich, Digital Editor/Coordinator for WV Public Broadcasting will introduce “Data for Newbies.”

Eric Meadows, Voices of Appalachia creator and owner, Appalachian Geographic & IT Solutions, will talk about Facebook for Journalists, Instant Articles, and other online innovations.

Eric Eyre, Staff Writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail, will discuss his recent pain pill investigative series.Meet up with other local writers, editors, innovators, photographers, producers, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists who produce news for and support digital news delivery systems.

The event is free.  To RSVP:,  [email protected], or on Facebook/ONA WV

The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. For more information, check out

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