A new space for students; ONA dCamp DC; share your ideas for ONA13

By on April 18, 2013

Students, now there’s an ONA Facebook group for you The new ONA Students Facebook group is off and running, with students posting thoughts on the job market, internships, data viz, coding, social media ethics, on-campus events, the future of the industry and — of course — applying to the ONA13 Student Newsroom. Join and connect with more than 150 members talking about digital journalism and technology. (Educators, don’t forget the ONA Facebook group for you, now with over 375 friends.)

Dive into design at ONA dCamp DC 
We’re hosting ONA dCamp DC, a full day intensive workshop on news design May 11 at the Washington Post. Designed for reporters, editors, executives, creatives, technologists and more, this workshop is for anyone looking to learn and collaborate around news innovation and design. You’ll be placed in teams guided by leading news design experts and will work from brainstorm to prototype to project execution in one day. This training is brought to you with the generous support of the Gannett Foundation. ONA dCamp is only $5, which will cover the cost of meals. Apply now. Deadline to apply is May 3.

What can you teach digital journalists? Submit an idea
We’re looking for creative sessions for this year’s Online News Association Conference (ONA13). Have a session or workshop you’d like to facilitate? Add it to the ONA13 Suggestion Box. Have an idea you’d like to see at the conference, but don’t want to lead the session? We want to hear it. Add it to the ONA13 Suggestion Box. You can see proposed sessions on the ONA13 Suggestion Box Tumblr.

Volunteer at ONA13 and attend the conference for free
We’re looking for volunteers who love digital journalism and can commit to being in Atlanta October 17-19 to help us make ONA13 better than ever. Volunteers work an eight- to 10-hour shift and in return get free registration to what has been a sold-out conference six years running. Apply now to volunteer at ONA13. If you have video skills, join the ONA13 Stream Team, and help live stream the conference and the Online Journalism Awards. Volunteer, and work alongside digital media movers and shakers.

Upcoming events for ONA Local groups

  • Code with Me will be hosting workshops in Portland on May 4-5 and in Austin on May 18-19. These workshops are designed for journalists who have no coding experience and teach HTML, CSS and Javascript. Cost is $85.

International Journalism Festival
ONA is hosting six sessions at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, April 24-28. Learn mobile tools for the multimedia journalist, discover free and cheap tools to improve your work, discuss ethical aggregation and more. The entire festival is free.

Innovation Uncensored
ONA members, save $50 on registration for Fast Company’s signature Innovation Uncensored event April 23-24 at Terminal 5 in New York City. Over two inspiring days you’ll hear from notables such as Jack Dorsey, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti, designer Diane von Furstenberg, and Susan Lyne of AOL, to name just a few.
For ticketing and further info, visit http://ny.innovationuncensored.com/. Members, check the discounts page in the member center for the code.


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.