ONA Weekly #10

By on June 4, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 10

Six things you can learn from your comments section

Don’t be paralyzed by your fear of trolls. MJ Bear Fellow Kyle Stokes takes an unvarnished look at comments sections and what you can learn from your audience.

How to use livestreaming to cross the globe

News organizations put a lot of work into covering major events and video can help you reach new — and dispersed — audiences. MJ Bear Fellow Armie Garde chronicles how Sun.Star Publishing in the Philippines connects with Filipinos abroad with real-time video reports.

Get your first look at the ONA14 program

Today, we released the first schedule and sessions for the Online News Association Conference and Awards in Chicago, September 25-27. Expect discussions on new and exciting developments in digital journalism, practical workshops, great networking and inspirational keynotes.

Last chance to apply for MJ Bear Fellowship

Get connected to the ONA community and have your work highlighted at ONA14. Our MJ Bear Fellowship is open to digital journalists under 30 and applications are due this Friday. There will be no deadline extensions this year. The Fellowship includes travel, registration and accommodations for our conference.

It’s All Journalism: Why you should submit to the OJAs

ONA Treasurer and Online Journalism Awards Chair Josh Hatch discussed #OJA14 with the It’s All Journalism podcast. Learn more about the Online Journalism Award’s newest categories and why you should submit your work.

In defense of SCOTUSblog

On May 22, ONA joined a letter drafted by the Reporters Committee in defense of SCOTUSblog’s application for Senate credentials, urging the U.S. Senate Daily Press Gallery to reconsider its denial. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Important ONA deadlines in June:

Apply for the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship

Applications are due June 23 for the National Press Foundation’s education program for DC-based journalists. With nine daylong seminars – once a month, from September through June – this program provides a primer on Washington agencies, institutions and organizations.

What we’re reading:

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:
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.