ONA Weekly #44

By on February 18, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 44

David Smydra joins ONA Board

Google’s David Smydra, who garnered the next level of votes in the October 2014 election, has been appointed to the ONA board, filling the seat left vacant by Jennifer Preston, who left the Board mid-term after taking on new duties as Vice President for Journalism at the Knight Foundation, a generous ONA funder and partner. Read more about David.

ONA-Poynter Leadership applications due Friday!

Don’t forget to submit your applications to the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. This free seminar is aimed at women working in the digital space who are focused on advancing their careers in journalism and technology. Applications are due this Friday, Feb. 20.

How to create a great conference pitch

Have a great idea you’d like to share with 2,000 journalists? We want to hear it. Check out our top ten tips for creating a great session pitch. We’ll begin accepting proposals for ONA15, our annual digital journalism conference, in late February.

What do you want to see at #ONA15?

Help us shape our annual conference! Before we begin accepting session pitches later this month, weigh in on #ONA15 on our Facebook page. Open questions include: What tools and tech should be at ONA15? What topics can we skip? What trends are emerging in your newsroom?

What to expect at ONA’s mobile conference

Check out the keynotes, sessions and speakers for ONA London: Mobile. Experts from around the globe will provide insight into all aspects of mobile news, from prototyping the news to engaging with your community.

Upcoming events

Picture Freedom scholarship contest Feb. 22-28

From Feb. 22-28, Picture Freedom encourages students to share original photos and artwork that illustrate freedom of expression on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #PictureFreedom. Twenty-five winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. For more information, visit 1ForAll.us.
This content is sponsored by Picture Freedom.

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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.