Meedan at #ONA17: Viva la Verification!


Meedan is very excited to join hundreds of the best minds in digital media at #ONA17, taking place in Washington D.C., Oct. 5–7.

If you’re a fact checker or lead a fact checking team, we’d love to show you Check — our open source toolkit for collaborative fact checking and verification! Find Tom Trewinnard or an xiao mina to learn more about how @Check can support your work.


Meedan is a recipient of ‘2017 ONA Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education’ with The Reynolds School and Reno Public Radio,. We will be working on adapting digital reporting tools for an immigration-focused student newsroom.

What’s #ONA17?

The Online News Association’s 2017 Conference @ONAConf brings together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, developers, entrepreneurs, students and educators.

How can you find us?

Tom and An are giving a lightning talk on Wednesday at the ONA Local Summit 2:30–3:30pm at National Association of Broadcasters Conference Center.

An Xiao Mina, Meedan’s Director Of Product is speaking about designing a newsroom for collaborative newsgathering success with Fergus Bell in “Under the Hood: Epic Projects for Epic Newsrooms” on Friday — 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM, at Marriott Ballroom Salon 1, follow updates at #ONA17epic

We are also participating in “Table Talks: Newsgathering Tools + Techniques” on Friday — 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM at Marriott Ballroom Salon 1. An will talk about developing a pipeline for local news that combines the affordances of digital tools and the physical world, stay tuned at #ONA17

Interested in verification and factchecking? We collected this for you; ONA17 is full of great keynotes and sessions on verification and fake news like KEYNOTE: Trust, Truth and Questions the Media Needs to Answer , Fact Checking: One Year Into the Fact Check Markup, and Just Getting Started , Innovations in Fact-Checking Your Government, Information Trust Initiative Reception, Why opinion journalism isn’t fake news and for game lovers there’s No, You’re a Lying Werewolf.

Are you lost in schedule? Build your own here. We’ll have @Check stickers to give away!