ONA Weekly #62

By on June 24, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 62

Help us rethink news for mobile (in Seattle!)

Join us July 17 at Breaking News for ONA Mobile dCamp: Seattle, a free, day-long workshop to discuss and develop new ideas for mobile-first news. Supported by the Gannett Foundation, this design camp will identify reader needs and propose practical mobile-first solutions. Applications are due July 8.

Five ways newsrooms can connect with their audiences

“The hardest task for a small news startup — probably for most news organizations — is prioritizing,” writes Anika Anand, 2014 MJ Bear Fellow and Director of Product at Chalkbeat. She shares five engagement strategies for small newsrooms in her latest blog post for ONA.

Engagement resources from ONACamp Indianapolis

We’ve pulled together resources from presenters at ONACamp Indianapolis, where more than 100 journalists joined us at the Indianapolis Star for a free day of digital news training with a focus on community engagement. Get tips on building news with a community, creating verifying news on social media, creating video for web and more.

Upcoming Events

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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:

Trauma Journalism: Training for educators

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is hosting a free, two-day conference to teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting, and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Registration opens in July.

What We’re Reading

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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.