ONA Weekly #59

By on June 3, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 59

Very last chance to enter the OJAs

We’re looking to you to send us this year’s best digital journalism projects. Submit your work to the Online Journalism Awards in any of the 37 categories by this Friday, June 5. This year, 10 of the awards come with $60,000 in prize money and we’ve added two new categories.

Implementing the NY Times Innovation Report

On Tuesday, The New York Times company chairman Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. announced at the World News Media Congress that all of the recommendations in the Innovation Report have been implemented. Check out the ONA14 keynote with the team charged with innovating from within for a behind-the-scenes look at how they made the changes and the challenges they faced.

Who’s listening? Tips to engage your readers

Anika Anand, MJ Bear Fellow and Director of Audience Engagement at Chalkbeat, shares tips for better understanding who your audience is and how you can tailor what you’re producing for better engagement from existing users. She shares takeaways from Chalkbeat’s audience research study and examples of new outreach strategies that they used to reach new readers after getting feedback.

Be the first to hear about ONA15 in L.A.

Tomorrow, we’re announcing the majority of the schedule for ONA15, the Online News Association Conference and Awards in Los Angeles, September 24-26. Make sure you’re signed up to get ONA15 updates (just be sure that the “ONA Conference Updates” box is checked on your email preferences) so you can be the first to hear about what we’ve got planned and all the great networking to come on the West Coast.

Upcoming Events

New jobs for journalists

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:

New grants from IWMF’s Fund for Women Journalists

Congrats to the nine inaugural grantees of the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists! ONA’s Deputy Director Irving Washington served on the selection committee, helping to choose the winners from a pool of 650 applicants representing media projects based in over 100 countries. The next funding round opens June 15.

What We’re Reading

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

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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.