ONA Weekly #8

By on May 21, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 8

Free tools to make your online content sing

Looking for ways to make your content more visual? MJ Bear Fellow Armie Garde recommends three tools that add design and interactivity.

Lessons learned from salsa dancing in Istanbul

MJ Bear Fellow Ashley Lohmann reflects on how digital media can foster cross-cultural communication and break down stereotypes. Photo: WiggDogg Productions/ Creative Commons

ONA joins anti-SLAPP-related case

ONA joined a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to affirm a lower court’s ruling dismissing a lawsuit under anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) provisions. The decision, in part, affirms hyperlinks as an integral part of context for online content.

Online Journalism Awards now accepting entries

Submit your work to the 2014 Online Journalism Awards. Ten of the 33 awards come with $52,500 in prize money. Winners will be recognized at the Online News Association Conference and Banquet in Chicago. Entry deadline is June 13.

Upcoming Events

Give your grad an ONA membership

Last-minute gift idea! Connect your J-school, tech, communications or business graduate with the ONA community with an ONA membership. As our gift to 2014 grads, we’re offering our Professional membership at $50 for one full year — a savings of $25.

What we’re reading:

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:
  • Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, The Intercept
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.