ONA Weekly #61

By on June 17, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 61

Understanding, then growing, your audience

MJ Bear Fellow Anika Anand shares four great ways you can do quick, effective, audience research. Based on tried-and-true work her team has done at Chalkbeat, these strategies will help you get to know your users and readers.

Why you should be an ONA Fellow

We’re looking for 2015 MJ Bear Fellows! This fellowship, aimed at journalists under 30, will connect you with peer advisors, link you with ONA’s robust network of journalists and get you a free trip to ONA15, the Online News Association Conference and Awards in Los Angeles. Apply to be an MJ Bear Fellow.

Taking aim at online harassment of women in media

We’ve announced our first keynote for ONA15, a panel of five expert women who will share their experiences, strategies and tools for combating trolls and abusive behavior online. Register today to get the discounted early-bird registration rate — it expires Thursday, June 18.

Earn Your M.S. in Communications Online from Newhouse

Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Students can choose from three specializations: Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism Innovation. Learn more >>
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Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism is hosting a summit for entrepreneurial and social journalism educators – July 16-17. The focus is on best practices, the latest product development methodologies and ideas that may belong in your curriculum. This event is free.

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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.