ONA Weekly #70

By on August 19, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 70

MJ Bear Fellows: journalists under 30 to watch

We’re thrilled to introduce the 2015 MJ Bear Fellows: Keron Bascombe, a founder of Tech4agri; Nadia Tamez-Robledo, an education reporter for the Caller-Times; and Ariana Tobin, assistant producer at Note to Self at WNYC. Learn more about the three Fellows and the five journalists who received honorable mentions.

Honoring James Foley, one year later

To mark the anniversary of James Foley’s death at the hands of Islamic militants, the GlobalPost has put together a touching memorial video that features Foley’s reporting. To further acknowledge his work, and the work of all conflict journalists, ONA will give the first James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting at the Online Journalism Awards Banquet on September 26 at ONA15 in Los Angeles.

Educators, find some j-school inspiration

Connect with other journalism educators in the ONA Educators Facebook group before the semester gets going. Get tips from other teachers, discuss new tools and share great projects. With over 1,000 members, there’s always great conversation and lots of inspiration for j-school projects.

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:

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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.

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.