ONA Weekly #9

By on May 28, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 9

The case for videos that break down complex content

MJ Bear Fellow Kyle Stokes demonstrates how to connect with your audience by distilling complex information into digestible bites, providing three tips to help you make clear and interesting explainer videos.

Crowdsourcing, community building and content

Looking for contributors to your website? MJ Bear Fellow Ashley Lohmann discusses how to build and nurture a community that will add valuable perspectives.

Apply for the MJ Bear Fellowship

We’re looking for the 2014 MJ Bear Fellows now. The Fellowship showcases digital journalists under 30, providing a personal adviser, ONA membership, superior digital networking and registration to our annual conference in Chicago. Pictured: 2011 Fellow Lucas Timmons

New Online Journalism Awards honor data and visualization

Like the digital journalism industry, the Online Journalism Awards are constantly evolving. This year, we’ve added two new categories and tweaked others to address the impact of mobile. ONA’s Executive Director Jane McDonnell outlines what’s new and how to apply.

Upcoming Events

Storytelling with Data

Learn to locate, analyze, visualize and tell powerful data stories at Boston University’s Summer Workshop. Session I: July 7 – 11, 2014 Session II: July 14 – 19, 2014 This content is sponsored by Boston University.

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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.