Our goal is to help digital journalists do their jobs and keep up with the blazing pace of digital media. In other words, we do it so you don’t have to.
In the Resources section, you’ll find aggregated social media highlights, tools and tech reviews, the best of expert presentations from ONA sessions around the world, and curated lessons from the digital journalism community.
All content is tagged to help you search easily for the topics and issues you need. For an example, take a look at the social media tag.
For members only
- Member profiles: There’s a reason why our membership is our biggest and best resource – look through detailed information on each of our members, search for and connect with old and new friends and colleagues and network, network, network.
- Tools & Tech: The tools are out there, but it can be hard to find the best one to use for the job. Check out our constantly updated list of free tools, shareware and open-source solutions available for your personal toolkit. Don’t forget to leave your comments and ratings for others.
- Job Board: Our revamped and user-friendly job listings make finding your next job or employee faster and more efficient.
For the journalism community
- Featured Member: Our membership teems with amazing journalists on and off the radar. Each week, we’ll feature a member for insights into their challenges, joys, tools and daily work — as well as a six-word memoir and favorite fictional character.
- How They Did It: In-depth interviews with media teams behind a current or recent news feature that explore their inspiration, work flow, tools and results.
- Just the Apps, Ma’am: Latoya Peterson takes a quick, no-frills weekly look at a helpful marketplace tool.
- Test Drive: Don’t have time to try out that hot new gadget? Latoya will do it for you, offering how-tos and a bottom-line critique.
- ONA Issues Tumblr: This is your platform to define key media issues, explore them and get a better fix on how they impact the work you do. We help the conversation along by posting daily tips, quotes and images from the media world.
- ONAvation webinars: Created in partnership with the Poynter Institute’s News University, heavily discounted webinars featuring industry experts update ONA members across the globe on the latest innovative tools to tell stories, including emerging trends in news-gathering, multimedia and programming. Past webinars have covered metadata, mobile apps, open APIs, html5, hyperlocal and location-based services.
- Online Journalism Awards: Launched in May 2000, the OJAs are the only awards to recognize major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in digital storytelling around the world. Our academic partner, the University of Miami School of Communication, the OJA Committee and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism. See this year’s winners here.
- ONA Conference: You’ll find some of the best and most interesting resources on our conference website, which curates all of the action — in the form of videos, presentations, social media and much more — that emerges from the three days of our annual digital reunion.
- Next Gen: MJ Bear Fellows and AP-Google Tech and Journalism Scholarship
- Legal Affairs Action: ONA’s Legal Affairs Committee works with the Board of Directors to formulate the organization’s position on legal issues that impact our members and the digital journalism community, such as lawsuits ONA should join, either as a party or as an amicus (or “friend of the court”), and reviews and comments on proposed briefs to make sure that the positions taken are consistent with the interests of ONA’s members. The committee also evaluates proposed legislation that may have an impact on digital journalists with a view toward weighing in on pending legislation, as appropriate.
As we experiment and grow, we’ll be expanding our original content, partnering with our tech colleagues to bring you the latest developments and, most important, listening to you to find out what works and what doesn’t.