Still time to register for the ONA workshop in Nashville this Friday


On Friday, I’ll be participating on a panel at an all-day workshop the Online News Association is hosting in Nashville at Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt. Registration for the all-day program ends today ($35 if you’re not a member of ONA).

Janet Coats, executive editor of the Tampa Tribune is the keynote speaker. (Which shows dedication — If I had that gig, I’d be in Tampa using my clout to crash Superbowl parties.)

The panel I’m on (at 3:45) has the auspicious title: “Bloggers & Journalism: A panel of traditional newsroom and independent bloggers talk about what journalists do right and wrong in blogging. Learn how to be a better blogger.”

On the panel with me are Christian Grantham, head stalker at WKRN’s Nashville I (oh, wait, that’s Nashville is, nevermind); Michael Silence, of Knoxville News Sentinel’s No Silence Here blog; and Tammi Marcoullier, editorial director of Publish2.

The day-long workshop is open to all journalists — or people like me who are not really journalists, but who sometime sleep at a Holiday Inn Express.