ONA Weekly #77

By on October 7, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 77

Video, audio, speaker resources from ONA15

Catch up on the latest digital trends and get inspired by journalists working on amazing projects all over the world. Check out the resources from the Online News Association Conference in Los Angeles, which just ended Sept. 26.

Voting closes Friday for ONA’s Board

ONA members, be sure to cast your vote by Friday to elect ONA’s 2016 Board of Directors. Your credentials can be found in the Member Center. Watch the video and check out the live blog from ONA Board Candidate Lightning Round 2016 to hear from the 11 candidates on their visions for ONA.

Upcoming Events

Apply for the Knight Cities Challenge

What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? The second round of Knight Cities Challenge is looking for your ideas. From a pool of $5 million, they will award grants at the city, neighborhood and block level to improve civic life. Apply by Oct. 27.

Become a visiting Nieman Fellow

Applications are now open for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships. Fellows should be focused on advancing journalism and will stay at Harvard for up to 12 weeks to work on a project. Learn more and apply by Oct. 31.

California Health Data Scholarship

In California and interested in public health? Don’t miss the all-expenses-paid California Health Data Fellowship, which will introduce 10 California journalists to new data to improve their reporting through an on-site fellowship. Apply by Oct. 16.

New jobs for journalists

Whether you were in LA for ONA15 or you were watching from afar, you might have noticed that a LOT of great organizations were looking for talent. Check out ONA’s Career Center to see that latest posts and #ONA15jobs of Twitter to find even more opportunities. Recent posts include:

UNITY Regional Summit: ‘Empowering the Southern Narrative’

On Oct. 16, join journalists from around the country for Empowering the Southern Narrative, an event “centered on media literacy, social media, entrepreneurial journalism and discussions on poverty… [with] a town hall meeting on the reporting during the Civil Rights Movement.”

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.