ONA Weekly #31

By on October 29, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 31

Remembering Jim Foley: a video tribute

This week, The New York Times detailed the abuse and inhumane conditions that kidnapped journalists and aid workers have faced in Syria. To honor journalist Jim Foley and the work of freelancers reporting from conflict zones, ONA announced the 2015 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting at the 2014 Online Journalism Awards, featuring this beautiful video, which reminds us why this work matters.

Mixing editorial and business with integrity

Join us at ONACamp Phoenix on Nov. 8 to learn how your day-to-day work can advance your news organization’s business goals. Experts from The Arizona Republic, AJ+, Chartbeat, NBC4 Southern California, KQED, Foreign Policy and Voice of San Diego will share practical advice on what metrics you should be tracking, how social media engagement can tie in with business strategy, balancing sponsored content with editorial integrity and more. RSVP now. This full-day training is free, thanks to a generous grant from the Gannett Foundation.

Upcoming Events

New job opportunities in the ONA Career Center

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

Investigative Reporting Fellowship encourages media diversity

Applications are due Nov. 1 for the BuzzFeed News/Columbia Journalism School Investigative Reporting Fellowship for journalists of color and other diverse backgrounds. Candidates should have at least five years of professional journalism experience and present a well-formed proposal for an investigative story or series. Fellows will receive a stipend of $85,000, plus benefits. Apply now.

What we’re reading:

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

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.