Journalist’s Guides and Resources

The Ohio Newspaper Association is proud to offer a variety of online guides and resources on topics that journalists at our member newspapers deal with on a day-to-day basis. A list of all current guides and resources is below.

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Lightning Photography: A Case Study

View the resource. | Bruce Bishop/The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria)

View the resource. | Bruce Bishop/The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria)

Bruce Bishop, chief photographer at Elyria’s The Chronicle-Telegram, not only chases storms but also photographs lightning during those storms. Enjoy a small glimpse into what he does, including his tips for how to get started shooting lightning yourself.


How to Photograph a Front-Page Worthy Storm Photo: A Journalist’s Guide

View the guide. | Sam Greene/The Morning Journal (Lorain)

View the guide. | Sam Greene/The Morning Journal (Lorain)

Summer storms can affect your readers significantly. But how do you convey that impact with a photo above-the-fold? A handful of Ohio newspaper photographers are here to help.


Live-Tweeting in Sports: What Reporters are Doing

View the resource. | Sara Tobias/The Newark Advocate

View the resource. | Sara Tobias/The Newark Advocate

When fall sports teams start hitting the practice fields, sports reporters begin gearing up for another season of coverage. For some, this includes live-tweeting. So take a look at how several of Ohio’s newspaper journalists are using Twitter in their coverage.


How to Photograph a Fire: A Journalist’s Guide

View the guide. | Brent Lewis/The Chillicothe Gazette

View the guide. | Brent Lewis/The Chillicothe Gazette

Not sure what to do when your editor sends you to a fire scene and tells you to take a camera? From ONA, here is what you need to know the next time you’re sent to tell the story of a fire through photographs.


Prepping for Parade Season: Tips for Great Parade Photography

View the resource. | Bill Lackey/Springfield News-Sun

View the resource. | Bill Lackey/Springfield News-Sun

Summer is the season for barbecues, fireworks and lots and lots of parades. Photographers around Ohio share some secrets to getting that touching or funny parade photo.