ONAcamp at NABJ12; Fellowship opportunities; Upcoming ONA Local events

By on June 12, 2012

We’re bringing our most requested digital training sessions to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)’s conference in New Orleans. Facilitated by thought leaders in the industry, the sessions are geared toward the working digital journalist. Join us June 20 for a full day of ONACamp training before the full conference. You must be registered for NABJ12 to attend. This full day of training costs $10. Thanks to the Gannett Foundation for generously providing funding for ONACamps.

You’ve been waiting patiently — and we’ll be releasing the programming for ONA12 general sessions this week. Stay tuned. We’ve extended the early-bird registration rate until June 20. Register now.

ONA Local

ONA Local groups connect digital journalists and technologists around the world. Find a group in your area.

ONA PDX hosts “Find Your MoJo: Best Practices for Mobile Journalism”, June 13.

ONA Austin will help you unlock the secrets to great online writing, June 25. 

ONA DC joins eight other journalism organizations for a mega-mixer June 26, in advance of UNITY.

Knight News Challenge on data opens
The second Knight News Challenge of 2012 is “seeking innovative ideas to collect, process, visualize or otherwise make that information available, understandable and actionable.” Answer eight questions and submit 500 words for your chance at a portion of $5 million. Entries will be accepted until June 21.

Fellowship Opportunities

SPJ currently offers two fellowship opportunities:

The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing awards $75,000 to an editorial writer to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. The cash award can be used to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field. Deadline for entry is June 22. 

The Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award is presented to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. An individual, group of individuals or organization will be awarded $10,000 cash and an engraved crystal to honor those committed to the same goals and as a tribute to the professional contributions Pulliam made to journalism. Deadline for entry is June 22.


Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.