Why an ONA membership is a perfect gift for grads

By on April 22, 2015

If you’ve got a friend or loved one graduating from J-school this year, we’ve got a gift to start them off on their chosen career — a discounted ONA membership.

Graduation is an exciting time, but it’s also a time when students move away from the networks that have supported them for years as they move on to new but sometimes daunting opportunities.

Connecting with ONA is a great way for them to tap into innovative resources and immediately network with the best minds in their field among our nearly 2,300 members and digital journalism community of 60,000 worldwide. It’s also a chance to find jobs, collaborators and inspiration for their next projects.

And as our gift to 2015 grads, we’re offering our Professional membership at $50 for one full year — a savings of $25.

Buy A Grad Membership

ONA members have access to:

  • Deep discounts to our annual, state-of-the-art conference
  • Expert training in the latest tools and technology, including free data visualization courses
  • Access to top jobs through our Career Center
  • ONA Local groups, which can be found in cities worldwide, where vibrant communities of journalists, developers and media partners regularly network and offer guidance and training
  • A united voice on critical legal and policy issues impacting press freedom

Buy a membership today and give your grad a heard start in digital journalism.


Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.