ONA Board Member Benét J. Wilson shared her top takeaways from ONA15. Lots of great things to check out but we were especially happy to see her highlighting the work of the next generation of journalists who joined us this year.
I am always in awe of the student and young journalists who are preparing us for the next iteration of the business. ONA has great programs that support this. I’m proud to moderate the MJ Bear Fellows panel, where they demonstrate their unique ways of covering the news. We have a Student Newsroom staffed by 20 young journalists who are destined to become industry stars. And thanks to the Knight Foundation, we brought five students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities to work alongside those in the Student Newsroom under the HBCU Digital Media Fellowship. And we launched the CNN Media Diversity Fellows, which brought in five talented early career journalists from around the country.
This project is designed to help news orgs, startups, individual journalists and bloggers create their own ethics codes.
We’re in a crowdsourcing stage now, looking for your input and perspectives.