[Unconference] Session 2 Don’t Read the Comments, Sew Them!

  • Saturday - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mineral Rooms F+G
  • #ONAuncon

Tell us what we've missed! The unconference is a chance for registered attendees to propose conversations on topics we may not have covered elsewhere.

The comments are tough to deal with. They are messy and more often than not they just make no sense. Even for journalists who are invested in engaging with their readers, the vitriol can be demoralizing.

So stop reading them and start sewing them in an ONA sewing circle.

Join Hannah Wise, Dallas Morning News breaking news political reporter and the creator of @SewManyComments, to learn how to embroider your favorite comments.

Take a break from the screens, come make new friends and learn a cool craft to take home to your newsroom. Trust us, embroidery is a great conversation starter.

Worried about coming up with a comment to start? Hannah will have a selection of pre-designed patterns to choose from as well.

Can’t sew? Not to worry. Embroidery is easier than it sounds and this Uncon sewing circle will be a judgement-free crafting space.

Come make something beautiful out of the digital nonsense.

Hannah Wise is a breaking news political reporter at The Dallas Morning News and the co-founder of Dallas’ ONA Local chapter. The creator of @SewManyComments on Instagram, she loves to turn fleeting comments into permanent pieces of stitched art. Talk to her about living in a working U.S. Post Office, her cat Brünnhilde or your favorite cup of coffee.

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Hannah Wise