ONA Weekly #45

By on February 25, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 45

Coming soon: new digital toolkit for journalists

We’re happy to announce that we’ve received a $40,000 grant from the Excellence & Ethics in Journalism Foundation (EEJF) to fund a digital toolkit. At start-up, the kit will include two tools: One will allow journalists to customize and publish a digital ethics code based on a guide ONA built and recently crowd-sourced; the other will facilitate easy set-up of online schedules for revenue-generating live events.

Welcome to our first local group in Asia!

Our newest Local group, ONA Singapore, is also our first group in the region. The group, committed to connecting like-minded professionals working in digital journalism across the country, is coordinated by Alan Soon, Asha Phillips and Janie Octia. The first ONA Singapore networking event will be March 9.

Get your pitch ready for ONA15

Starting tomorrow, we’ll begin accepting session ideas for ONA15, our annual digital journalism conference. What can you teach those who are most passionate about digital media? We’re looking for pitches that are inspiring, instructional or both. Check out our top 10 tips for creating a session pitch before you submit your ideas.

Upcoming Events

Picture Freedom scholarship contest ends Feb. 28

Share images in the Picture Freedom scholarship contest by 11:59 p.m. PST Saturday. Win a $1,000 scholarship by posting an original image that depicts freedom of expression to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #PictureFreedom. For more information, visit 1ForAll.us.
This content is sponsored by Picture Freedom.

Hello, Knight News Challenge on Elections

Today, the Knight Foundation began accepting entries for its latest News Challenge, focused on “ideas and projects that better inform and inspire voters, as well as make the election process more fun and accessible for individuals.” You can submit ideas until March 19 for a chance to win a share of $3 million.

Workshop on police and community relations for journalists

Applications are due by March 9 for Keeping the Peace, Peacefully, a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute. This two-day workshop will cover issues from race and community relations and police strategies to control violence.

Jobs in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and more

Browsing jobs in ONA’s Career Center is always free for job seekers. Looking to reach digital journalists with a job opening? We have a targeted approach for recruiters.

  • Weekend Supervising Newsdesk Editor, CNN.com

What we’re reading:

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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.