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Get involved! Opportunities for students, mentors and volunteers at ONA15

We’re recruiting talented students, mentors and those passionate about digital journalism to bring your skills to the Online News Association Conference, Sept. 24-26, in Los Angeles.

The ONA Student Newsroom, funded for the sixth year by Google, provides a unique opportunity for the best and the brightest journalism and tech students to get their work in front of 2,000 digital journalism professionals. Lodging, travel and registration are covered for 20 selected students.

We’re also looking for mentors to guide students in their coverage. Mentors receive receive free conference registration and a complimentary ticket to the Online Journalism Awards ceremony.

Apply for the ONA15 Student Newsroom

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ONA Weekly #49

 ONA Weekly No. 49

Help us create ONA15. Submit an idea.

Submit a session idea to the ONA15 Suggestion Box by April 10! We’re looking for speakers and session ideas that inspire journalists. Tell us what you’ve learned from building new projects, what challenges your newsroom is overcoming and what you can teach your colleagues.

A mobile master class from ONA London

Learn from our expert presenters at ONA London: Mobile through the video, audio, presentations and live blogs. Video recordings and speaker resources are only available to ONA members; audio recordings and live blogs are available to all.

Winners bring Online Journalism Award data lessons to UF

Four 2014 OJA winners — Meg Martin and Madeleine Baran of Minnesota Public Radio (winning project) and Ellen Gabler and Allan Vestal of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (winning project) — will bring lessons learned from their University of Florida Awards in Investigative Data Journalism to UF today. Their visit kicks off the school’s “Breaking Down the Walls: The Fight for Open Government” conference.

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New Jobs for Journalists

ONA’s Career Center has hundreds of opportunities for journalists, editors and digital-minded professionals. It’s free to browse and job-seekers can upload their resumes for free. Recent postings 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.

The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology & innovation. Learn why you should become a member.



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A Mobile Master Class from ONA London

On March 6, nearly 200 journalists, editors, producers, designers and CEOs traveled to Reuters UK for ONA London: Mobile, our first conference outside of North America. This day-long series of sessions, workshops and networking focused on producing the news for mobile devices, touching on everything from newsroom culture to designing better experiences on mobile.

We’ve pulled together video, audio, presentations and live blogs so you can learn from our expert presenters and knowledgeable attendees. Video recordings and speaker resources from the sessions are only available to ONA members; audio recordings of the sessions and live blogs are available to all.

You can find the full video list and speaker resources here. Not a member yet? It only takes a few minutes to sign up and get access to these resources (and more great benefits). Annual memberships are only $75 for professionals and $25 for students. Become an ONA member today.

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ONA Weekly #48

 ONA Weekly No. 48

Celebrate transparency in government with Sunshine Week!

This week, ONA joins dozens of media organizations in celebrating Sunshine Week, the annual nationwide promotion of access to public information. We encourage you to join the conversation about the importance of open government and freedom of information with #SunshineWeek. Find resources, op-eds and more in the Sunshine Week toolkit.

Quick takeaways from ONA London: Mobile

Check out tips from experts including The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo on what we can learn from user-friendly mobile apps, creating news for mobile and more from the live curation at ONA London: Mobile, our conference at Reuters UK on March 6. From the schedule, simply click “more info” next to any session to find the blog. We’ll make video available to ONA members soon, so if you’re not one yet, join now. More resources to come.

Connect with local journalists near you

Get a behind-the-scenes look at new journalism projects, learn tips for improving your journalism and connect with colleagues at an ONA Local event near you. ONA Local groups organize regular events in the U.S. and internationally. We’ve recently welcomed new groups in Singapore (pictured), Tampa Bay, Ohio University and more. Find a group near you or learn about starting one.

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Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for the inaugural funding round of the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. Grants are open to female journalists working full time for a specific media outlet or as a freelancer. Applications are due March 23.

Freshly posted J O B S

ONA’s Career Center has hundreds of opportunities for journalists, editors and digital-minded professionals. It’s free to browse and job-seekers can upload their resumes for free. Recent postings include:

What We’re Reading

The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology & innovation. Learn why you should become a member.



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ONA Weekly #47

 ONA Weekly No. 47

ONA London live blogs bring mobile expertise to you

Get tips from experts including Nathalie Malinarich and Stacy-Marie Ishmael on building great apps, designing for mobile, push alerts and more from the live curation at ONA London: Mobile, our conference at Reuters UK on March 6. From the schedule, simply click “more info” next to any session to find the blog. We’ll make video available to ONA members soon, so if you’re not one yet, join now. More resources to come.

Introducing the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy class

The 25 women in the first cohort of the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media are sure to inspire you. With so much interest in this new leadership program for women, we’re already planning another academy in 2016 that will focus on promising emerging leaders.

Getting awesome at SXSW

If you’re coming to SXSW Interactive, come party with us (and all of our journalism friends) at The Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. V., from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at the Palm Door. ONA’s Digital Director Trevor Knoblich and Senior Communications Manager Jen Mizgata would love to talk to you about projects and ideas for ONA15.

Send us your session ideas for ONA15

Submit a pitch to ONA15, and help us create an inspiring, collaborative conference for digital journalists. Submissions from the community are a vital part of the program and each one is reviewed by our program committee. Be sure to send your ideas by April 10.

Upcoming Events

Just posted! Jobs for journalists

ONA’s Career Center has hundreds of opportunities for journalists, editors and digital-minded professionals. It’s free to browse and job-seekers can upload their resumes for free. Recent postings include:

Free! Daily News Innovation Lab “Conversations” event

The first 10 members of the ONA community to register using the code ONACOMP will receive free admission to “Social Media in the Age of Algorithms,” March 25 in New York City. The event will feature Pete Cashmore (Mashable), Alex Leo (Yahoo!), Rubina Madan Fillion (The Intercept) and Mat Yurow (The New York Times). Members of the ONA community receive 25% off registration (until capacity is reached) using the code ONADISCOUNT25.

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.

The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology & innovation. Learn why you should become a member.



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