Six ways to stay on your game over the summer

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By Rose McManus

If you aren’t flying out to New York or Chicago this summer for an impressive internship or journalism gig, don’t fret. These six tools can help you stay up to date and keep your skill set sharp before classes reconvene. By August, you’ll be ahead of the game.

Meet the 2016-2017 Executive Board!

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the 2016-2017 ONA Mizzou executive board!

President: Rose McManus

Hello, my name is Rose McManus, and I am the president of ONA Mizzou. I am an Ohio native currently pursuing a master's degree in convergence journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. 

In the past, I have worked for the Kansas City Star, POLITICO Europe, and the Columbia Missourian. I am known for wearing lots of black and being a little obsessive about Instagram. In my free time, I can be found at a coffee shop or exploring the Midwest on my road bike.

Live Blog: Data Visualization with Tableau Public

by Emerald O'Brien

Ben Jones (@dataremixed) is the director of product marketing at Tableau and he is here to teach us how to use the data visualization software. Tableau offers a free trial for students that you can download here.

Keep checking in to see what we're learning, and check out our Periscope of the event here. Following along with the Periscope will be the most helpful. 

Three reasons to learn data visualization

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By Sarah Darby

As journalists and communicators, we all want to tell compelling stories. Although many of us specialize in a specific area of storytelling such as convergence, broadcast, print, photo or strategic communication, at some point, we will all be asked to tell stories using new tools and platforms.

As technology evolves, media professionals must also evolve in order to reach audiences. The concept of Computer Assisted Reporting has been around since the 50s, but use of technology in newsrooms looks a lot different than it did then.

Why ONA Mizzou

By ONA Mizzou Executive Board

Each year, ONA Mizzou elects new members to its executive board, and this year, all six executive board members are graduating seniors, which means we are looking for six fresh faces to lead the organization.

On Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. in Middlebush 13 we will elect a new executive board, and we encourage anyone interested to submit an application.

ONA Mizzou is a student club, but it means so much more than that to each of our executive board members. All six of us have served on the board for the past two years. During that time, we have held digital workshops on everything from FOIA requests to drone journalism to digital portfolios, and this spring we brought storyteller Jessica Abel to campus.