ONA Weekly #69

By on August 12, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 69

Get inspired by 100+ digital journalism award finalists

Make sure to explore the amazing work of the finalists for the Online Journalism Awards (#OJA15), representing a breadth of digital-first, legacy, academic and non-profit news organizations around the globe. Winners will be announced Sept. 26 at the Online News Association Conference and Awards in Los Angeles.

Dow Jones Foundation renews $50K leadership grant

We’re delighted to announce a renewed grant from the Dow Jones Foundation to support a second series of unique networking events for digital media leaders. The grant allows us to continue ONA’s Digital Leadership Breakfasts, four invitation-only, off-the-record conversations to be held quarterly in 2015-16 in Los Angeles, in conjunction with ONA15, as well as Denver, Miami and Boston or Austin.

Calling for White House transparency

In July of last year, ONA was part of a media coalition that urged the Obama administration to change policies that restrict federal agencies from providing critical information to journalists and, ultimately, the public. With no response, this week 52 journalism and open government groups reiterated that request, with ONA saying, “Transparency … has to be a commitment from the highest levels to every hall of government.”

Last chance to help lead ONA

Applications and nominations for ONA’s Board of Directors are due this Friday, Aug. 14. If you’re interested in working with other esteemed leaders in the digital journalism space to advance the industry, apply now. (Note that nominees and nominators must be active ONA members.)

Upcoming Events:

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:

ONA Career Center Summer Discount

Recruiters: Have an amazing digital journalism opportunity? The ONA Career Center averages 500+ views per jobs, fellowship and freelance opportunity. Use code XK96YU28 for 20 percent off your next 30-day listing, including multiple job packages. Good until Aug. 31.

Wear your support for imprisoned journalists on your sleeve

Proceeds from Press Uncuffed bracelets will benefit the Committee to Protect Journalists’ efforts to free journalists around the world. The bracelets were created by students at the University of Maryland and cost $10.

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.