ONA Weekly #24

By on September 10, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 24

Make your voice heard on net neutrality

The conversation continues on how net neutrality may be impacted if the FCC enacts new rules to regulate the internet. Submit your comments to the FCC by Monday, Sept. 15. You’ll be in good company – today, Netflix, Etsy, Kickstarter, Meetup, reddit, WordPress and a number of other websites are participating in Internet Slowdown Day to raise awareness about how proposed regulations would impact the web.

Lessons from ONA’s design camp on digital security

Over 50 journalists, security experts, academics and developers brought their skills to the free, all-day ONA dCamp: Digital Security, learning and creating tips and tools for journalists to keep their work secure. Participants used a human-centered design approach to imagine new tools and processes to protect journalists, their sources and the newsroom.

Guidance for freelance journalists

New Avenues in Journalism, Oct. 10-11 in San Francisco, will bring together media innovators to coach freelancers about custom content, new publishing models, crowd, funding, venture capital, grants and fellowships and other sources of income.
The conference, co-hosted by ONA, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) Journalism Department., will feature Kara Swisher, Re/code Co-Executive Editor, as the keynote. ONA members save $45 off each day they attend if they register before Sept. 23. Get your discount code in the member center.

Upcoming events:

The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship is a unique seminar program for senior and mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Learn more and apply.
This content is sponsored by the Dart Center.

Help us celebrate 15 years of ONA

Do you have a favorite memory of an ONA event? Share it with us so we can highlight it at this year’s Online News Association Conference and Awards, where we’ll be kicking off our 15th year. You can submit photos, stories and more online and share with #ThatTimeatONA.

New Jobs in the ONA Career Center

Our Career Center has dozens of opportunities for journalists, editors and digitally minded professionals, all available for viewing free of charge. New postings include:

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.