ONA Weekly #55

By on May 6, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 55

Free ONA training: ONACamp Indianapolis

Save the date! On June 12, we’re offering a free, full day of digital media training at the Indianapolis Star, open to all journalists in the area. Interested in attending? Let us know what you’d like to learn. Registration will open later in May.

Online Journalism Awards entries open May 7

Show us your best digital journalism work. Starting Thursday, we’ll be accepting entries for the Online Journalism Awards until May 29. This year, we’ve added a new Sports category, an additional award for student-professional (Pro-Am) collaborations, and we’ll be selecting the first recipient of the 2015 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting.

Protecting confidential sources

ONA joined a brief that challenges gag orders in an FBI National Security Letter compelling an ISP to produce records of customer communications and forbid the recipient from revealing even the types of records being collected. ONA contends that the gag orders endanger confidential news sources and prevent reporting on constitutional violations. Learn more about ONA’s legal work.

Upcoming Events

New job opportunities

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:

Gannett’s Online Career Fair

Today, May 6, explore job opportunities and chat with representatives from Gannett about open positions. Gannett is looking for journalists who are multi-platform storytellers. The online fair runs from 2 to 5 p.m ET. Register here.

What We’re Reading

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

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Jeremiah Patterson

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.