ONA Weekly #3

By on April 16, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 3

Last chance to submit ideas to ONA14

Have something to share with journalists at the Online News Association Conference in Chicago? You can submit session proposals through this Friday, April 18. The more creative, the better.

Be an early bird!

Get the lowest rate for ONA14 now and join us for three days of great journalism and technology, Sept. 25-27. As past attendees know, ONA passes sell out quickly, so plan to get yours early. Register now.

Free analytics webinar with Parse.ly

This content is sponsored by Parse.ly. Join us Wednesday, April 30, at 1 p.m. ET for a free webinar with digital editors and writers, including The New Republic’s Director of Digital Labs, Noah Chestnut, who will explain why understanding what your audience reads matters and how digital newsroom staff can use analytics to improve their work.

Arguing for free speech in Abbas v. Foreign Policy

ONA and 30 other news organizations have filed a brief and a motion of leave in the U.S. Court of Appeals to support a DC Circuit Court’s findings that the District of Columbia’s anti-SLAPP statute apply in the case of Abbas v. Foreign Policy.

Brief aims to keep Google court transcript open

ONA and 24 media organizations filed a brief arguing against a motion made by Google to redact portions of a transcript of a public hearing, held Feb. 27, related to a class-action civil suit against the company.

Upcoming Events

The Global Editors Network will hold the GEN Summit 2014 in Barcelona June 11-13. GEN brings together a selection of the most senior media executives to discuss media innovation. From Andy Carvin (First Look/Tow Center) speaking on the future of news to Jim Roberts (Mashable) telling us why the CCO is becoming the new top dog, this is the place to innovate your newsroom.

Free climate change seminars for journalists

Applications are due today, April 16, for free seminars offered by The Metcalf Institute, which focus on political, economic and security issues related to climate change.

What we’re reading:

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:
  • The surprising tools CIR used to map the US-Mexico border fence, Center for Investigative Reporting
Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah was ONA's Digital Manager from 2012 to the fall of 2016 and was responsible for ONA's collection of websites, including journalists.org, conference websites, the membership center, awards platforms and more. Before joining ONA, he served as a web producer and content developer at The Wildlife Society, maintaining the organization’s website, email marketing and other online services. An Ohio native and media enthusiast, Jeremiah grew up with a deep interest in video production and graphic design. He now focuses in user experience and human-centered design.