ONA Weekly #48

By on March 18, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 48

Celebrate transparency in government with Sunshine Week!

This week, ONA joins dozens of media organizations in celebrating Sunshine Week, the annual nationwide promotion of access to public information. We encourage you to join the conversation about the importance of open government and freedom of information with #SunshineWeek. Find resources, op-eds and more in the Sunshine Week toolkit.

Quick takeaways from ONA London: Mobile

Check out tips from experts including The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo on what we can learn from user-friendly mobile apps, creating news for mobile and more from the live curation at ONA London: Mobile, our conference at Reuters UK on March 6. From the schedule, simply click “more info” next to any session to find the blog. We’ll make video available to ONA members soon, so if you’re not one yet, join now. More resources to come.

Connect with local journalists near you

Get a behind-the-scenes look at new journalism projects, learn tips for improving your journalism and connect with colleagues at an ONA Local event near you. ONA Local groups organize regular events in the U.S. and internationally. We’ve recently welcomed new groups in Singapore (pictured), Tampa Bay, Ohio University and more. Find a group near you or learn about starting one.

Upcoming Events

Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for the inaugural funding round of the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. Grants are open to female journalists working full time for a specific media outlet or as a freelancer. Applications are due March 23.

Freshly posted J O B S

ONA’s Career Center has hundreds of opportunities for journalists, editors and digital-minded professionals. It’s free to browse and job-seekers can upload their resumes for free. Recent postings include:

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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.