ONA Weekly #74

By on September 16, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 74

ONA, conferences and diversity

As we approach ONA15, our biggest event of the year, we’re proud to say that our speaker roster includes 52 percent women, 36 percent people of color, 25 percent local news and eight percent international representation. Diversity is a key metric for every ONA program and initiative. But it wasn’t always that way. Deputy Director Irving Washington and Executive Director Jane McDonnell share six lessons learned to help journalists and media organizations represent and cover the communities you serve.

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Watch the Online Journalism Awards live!

We’re announcing the winners of the 2015 Online Journalism Awards on Sept. 26 at ONA15, with emcees Linda Holmes, host of NPR’s Monkey See blog, and Stephen Thompson, Editor at NPR Music. The festivities will be live-streamed and live-blogged here for those following along at home. See the list of 2015 finalists. Follow @ONA and #OJA15 for more updates.

Challenging the ‘right to be forgotten’

ONA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and a coalition of media organizations in a letter to CNIL, the French privacy regulator, objecting to its order that Google enforce the “right to be forgotten or “right to delist” across all of its servers, not just those with European top-level domain names or extensions. The news media has every reason to be concerned about the extraterritorial application of laws and privacy regulations that diminish speech protections and our letter asks CNIL to reconsider its policy on global delisting. Read more.

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ICYMI: ONA15 is SOLD OUT!

Over 2,000 digital journalists, technologists and educators will join us at Online News Association Conference in Los Angeles Sept. 24-26 — a record number of attendees. We’ll be live-streaming, recording audio and live-blogging sessions for those of you who can’t make it to #ONA15.

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Upcoming Events

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Become an ONA member by Sept. 23 to vote

Elections for the 2016 ONA Board of Directors will open Sept. 24. The digital journalism community determines who leads the organization, and to be eligible to vote, you just need to be an ONA member in good standing. Join ONA by Sept. 23 so you can cast your vote. Plus, you’ll get access to great networking, industry discounts and more.

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New job listings

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:

Apply for the David Carr Fellowship

The New York Times is seeking applications for the first David Carr Fellow, who will “spend two years in The Times’ newsroom covering the intersection of technology, media and culture.” The position is aimed at early-career reporters and offers a competitive compensation package. Journalists from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply by Nov. 14.

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What We’re Reading

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

Have an outstanding article on digital journalism issues to share with us? Tweet it with #ONAissues.

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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.