ONA Weekly #27

By on October 1, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 27

OJA winners: See the best in digital journalism

The winners of the 2014 Online Journalism Awards were honored at the Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet. Check out the 30+ OJA winners and their entries (including NPR, represented here by Brian Boyer). We also announced a new award for 2015, the James Foley Award, honoring work by reporters in conflict zones and named for the Global Post freelancer killed in Syria in August.

Here’s your first wave of ONA14 resources

We were blown away by the response to ONA14 in Chicago last week. With nearly 1,900 attendees, it was by far our biggest conference. You can check out all of the live blogs on the ONA14 session pages, and see all the great coverage by the Student Newsroom. Audio and video of sessions will be available by early next week, as well as resources that presenters share with us.

Upcoming events:

Members, vote for your 2015 ONA Board

Voting is now open for the 2015 Board of Directors! For the 2015-16 Board term, there are seven qualified seats open for election (one seat may be used to appoint a diversity director, if necessary). All ONA members in good standing as of Sept. 24, 2014, are eligible to vote at journalists.org/vote. You can find your password in an email we sent to members only on Sept. 26 with the subject “Voting opens for the ONA 2015 Board of Directors.”

New jobs in the Career Center and #ONA14 leads

We’re always adding new opportunities for journalists, editors and digitally minded professionals to our Career Center, all available for free viewing. Bonus! Lots of jobs were shared on the #ONA14jobs tag this weekend.

Latest Career Center 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.