Latest posts

ONA Weekly: Get ready for ONA London; networking in NY, DC and Boston

 ONA Weekly No. 40

ONA London: Mobile 2015

We’ll be opening registration on Jan. 27 for our first conference in London, where we’ll rethink how media approaches mobile news, including mobile design, content and distribution. Meanwhile, you can book your hotel now.

Extended deadline for Challenge Fund: Friday

Educators, your have two more days to submit projects to the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. If you have a project that blends journalism and local news, don’t miss your chance to apply for a $35,000 grant by Friday, Jan. 23.

Apply for ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy

The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is a groundbreaking, tuition-free seminar that will help women gain and polish the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of media leadership. Only 25 promising women leaders will be selected for the program, held April 12-17. Apply by Feb. 20.

Upcoming events



J O B S

Check out ONA’s Career Center for new opportunities for journalists, editors, producers and developers. Job seekers can browse the latest openings and upload their resumes for free. Recently added jobs include:

What we’re reading:

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:

Have an interesting article on digital journalism issues to share with us? Tweet it with #ONAissues.



Learn more

24 hours to apply for Challenge Fund grants; advancing women in digital media leadership

 ONA Weekly No. 39

Last chance for $35,000 micro-grants for educators

Applications are due tomorrow, Jan. 15, for the second round of applications for the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, academic/local news experiments that highlight collaboration and invention.

Advancing women in digital media leadership

We’re now accepting applications for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. Twenty-five women will be guided through the tuition-free program by prominent women leaders in the start-up, tech, media and academic fields. Follow #digitalwomenleaders for updates. Applications due Feb. 20.

Why ‘Je Suis Charlie’

Last week, ONA released a statement on the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo, emphasizing that “the only way to keep free speech alive is to stand up for it — and use it.” We also joined 39 other journalism organizations standing in solidarity with the Parisian satire magazine.
Photo: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

Upcoming events



New job openings

Want to make a career move this year? Check out ONA’s Career Center. Job seekers can browse the latest openings and upload their resumes for free. Recently added jobs include:

What we’re reading:

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:

Have an interesting article on digital journalism issues to share with us? Tweet it with #ONAissues.



Learn more

Applications Open for ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy

The Online News Association (ONA) and the Poynter Institute are now accepting applications for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. Led by prominent women leaders in the startup, tech, media and academic fields, faculty will include S. Mitra Kalita, current Executive Editor (at large) for Quartz and adjunct faculty at Poynter; Kelly McBride, Poynter’s Vice President of Academic Programs; and Liz Heron, Facebook’s Manager of News Partnerships.

Only 25 promising women leaders will be selected for the program, held April 12-17 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Fla. This groundbreaking, tuition-free seminar will help women gain and polish the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of media leadership. The classes will be structured to encourage open, candid discussion and networking, and participants will walk away with not only strong skills, but a built-in support system for the future.

Learn more

ONA statement on Charlie Hebdo: Why ‘Je Suis Charlie’

Posted in News

Yesterday’s murders at the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris were not just an attack on journalism, they were yet another declaration of open warfare on free speech.

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Journalists who take on extremism and report on the abuses of power are a flash point for violence, and the past year has been an extraordinarily brutal reminder.

The list of journalists’ deaths across the globe grew every day, including the murders of freelance reporter Aung Kyaw Naing, “Par Gyi,” in Burma; 21-year-old intern Facely Camara in Womé, Guinea; blogger Marcos de Barros Leopoldo Guerra in Ubatuba, Brazil; reporter Vyacheslav Veremiy, 32, in Kiev, Ukraine and freelance photographer James Foley in Syria.

Learn more