ONA Weekly #56

By on May 13, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 56

Be recognized for your best work

This year, the Online Journalism Awards come with a record $60,000 in prizes, and the categories of Sports and Student-Professional Collaborations have been added to the mix, along with a selected winner for Conflict Reporting. Submit your work before May 29 in any of the 37 categories that honor excellence in digital journalism.

Challenging hate speech in journalism

The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) has created a five-point guide for journalists and editors reporting on controversial stories. Based on international standards, it offers a quick checklist for gathering, preparation and dissemination of news to guard against the unintentional use of hate speech.

Video: The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake

In a new video from The New York Times, 2014 MJ Bear Fellow Rajneesh Bhandari movingly shows how the survivors of the devastating April 25 earthquake in Nepal are dealing with loss of loved ones, food insecurity and the destroyed infrastructure in their mountainside village.

Why journalism students don’t learn Computer Science

“Learn to code!” is a frequent refrain in digital journalism circles but it’s not always integrated into journalism education. In her newly published research, AP-Google Scholar Lindsay Cook lays out three reasons why student journalists aren’t learning to code now and offers three recommendations for how to change that.

Upcoming Events

Just listed! Jobs for journos

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:

Free! Daily News Innovation Lab ‘Conversations’ event

The first 15 members of the ONA community to register with the code ONACOMP5 will receive free admission to “Next-Gen Revenue for Content Creators,” May 19 in New York City. The event will feature Jason Kint (Digital Content Next), Ashish Patel (Lerer Hippeau Ventures), Chad Smolinski (U.S. News & World Report) and Julie Van Ullen (OpenX). Members of the ONA community can receive 25 percent off registration (until capacity is reached) using the code ONADISCOUNT25.

Free mobile-first conference, Oct. 28-30

Join the discussion of best practices in mobile innovation and entrepreneurship with those who are inventing them at Mobile Me & You conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oct 28-30. Registration is free, thanks to a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Speakers include BillyPenn’s Jim Brady, Al Jazeera’s David Cohn and Univision’s Jose Zamora — ONA Board members, all — The Washington Post’s Cory Haik and more.

What We’re Reading

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

Have an outstanding article on digital journalism issues to share with us? Tweet it with #ONAissues.

The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology & innovation. Learn why you should become a member.

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.