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The Online News Association, #ONA16, conference continues today. Here are a few sessions of interest to community radio.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m. Mountain:

Leaving Your Recruitment Comfort Zone: “You’ve gone to the panels, heard the speeches and come away ready to find diverse talent for your newsroom. But, once you leave, you don’t know where to start. Let’s start here.”

Fitting in the News: Creating Personalized Interactives: “Hear from the CUNY team about how to create and produce personalized interactives that can help users forge connections to the experiences of others, giving them a deeper, more visceral understanding of the news’ impact on people’s lives.”

Friday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m. Mountain:

The Election Will Not Be Televised: The 2016 Presidential Reality Show on Social: “We’ll talk about the process for producing pieces on social platforms, from Vine to Snapchat to Twitter to Facebook to Instagram. We’ll also discuss how to do effective coverage with a small team, and how to keep political election content evergreen.”

Saturday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. Mountain:

Latinos and the 2016 Election: Reporting on Communities Regardless of Your Background: “Noticiero Móvil is an experiment that provides 2016 election coverage to empower Latinos, funded by an ONA/Knight Foundation grant. College students working on the project are diverse; some are Latino, some Spanish speaking and others with no experience in Latino cultures. Student held multiple events in the Latino community, leading extensive interviewing, surveys, reporting and many internal discussions about how to navigate ethnic and cultural diversity. They’ll join us to reflect on the cultural tensions they experienced, answer questions and encourage audience members to share their own strategies and successes in diversifying political coverage.”

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