ONA Weekly #25

By on September 17, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 25

Can’t come to ONA14? ONA14 will come to you

If you can’t join us for the Sept. 25-27 Online News Association Conference and Awards, never fear, because we’ll be live-streaming keynotes and larger sessions, producing two-minute takeaway videos and live-blogging sessions. Sessions displaying a screen icon on the interactive schedule will be live-streamed and some sessions will have audio available afterward. (If you are attending, we’ve pulled together lots of tips, discounts and guides for navigating the conference.)

New jobs in the ONA Career Center

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

Media, tech and best practices at ONA Jerusalem

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Enjoy this Storify from the Summer Digital Media Gala hosted by Online News Association Jerusalem. From 5pm (BST) all the tweets of the event regarding digital media ethics, self-publishing and photojournalism with Alan Abbey, Dan Williams and Lahav Harkov.

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Enjoy this Storify from the Summer Digital Media Gala hosted by Online News Association Jerusalem. From 5pm (BST) all the tweets of the event regarding digital media ethics, self-publishing and photojournalism with Alan Abbey, Dan Williams and Lahav Harkov.

https://storify.com/Danict89/summer-digital-media-gala-ona-jerusalem” target=”_blank” style=”word-wrap: break-word;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #3667cf;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;”>a conversation on digital media and journalism ethics.
Photo: Amy Spiro

Coalition letter focuses on national security news data

ONA and 24 other organizations signed a Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press letter to the members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), calling for the board to examine the ways national security surveillance programs are collecting and using news-gathering and meta-data materials. See full list of ONA Legal Affairs Committee action.

During August, ONA also joined the RCFP and other media organizations in filing four separate briefs focusing on: the Washington DC anti-SLAPP statute; how New Jersey police are responding to public records requests; disclosure of the identities of anonymous online review posters, and the NSA’s wholesale surveillance of AT&T’s customer communications. Summaries of these cases are available here.

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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.