ONA Weekly #57

By on May 20, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 57

How to create collaborative graphics

There are effective ways for developers, reporters and editors to work together on creating digital graphics. In the first in a series of blogs by our 2014 MJ Bear Fellows, Aaron Williams, news applications developer with the Center for Investigative Reporting, shares tips on using open-source tools.

An important appeal in the Eric Garner decision

ONA recently joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 27 media organizations in supporting an appeal of a court decision refusing any access to the grand jury materials into the investigation of the death of Eric Garner in Long Island, N.Y. The brief argues that the trial judge erred by failing to recognize the public interest in the investigation of allegations of lethal police misconduct, dismissing that interest as “[j]ournalistic curiosity.” Read more.

What makes a winning OJA entry?

Getting ready to fill out your Online Journalism Awards entry in one of 37 categories? How great would it be get insight into how to make your work stand out? Done. ONA’s Executive Director and our OJA Chair put the trends aside and outline what judges are really looking for.

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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.