ONA Weekly #80

By on October 28, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 80

Work with ONA to strengthen local journalism communities!

We’re hiring a Community Manager for the ONA Local program, which connects journalists through networking and training, thanks to a significant grant from the Knight Foundation. You’ll work with our 50+ groups and lead the expansion of the program, helping to get new groups started and assessing how to better support journalists organizing in their communities. Learn more and apply by Nov. 18.

Designing ethics in the digital age

Join ONA and the Newseum Institute on Nov. 19, 3-5 p.m., for a discussion about how the rapid proliferation of digital tools has surfaced new ethical issues for journalists and media outlets. ONA recently launched its Build Your Own Ethics Code beta to help journalists address these issues. Madeleine Bair from Witness, Mark Memmott from NPR and Tom Kent of the Associated Press, who leads ONA’s ethics editorial team, will talk with Gene Policinski from the Newseum Institute. RSVP now.

Seeking an ONA Student Board Representative

For the first time, ONA will welcome a Student Representative to our Board of Directors in January 2016. We’re looking for an active student member who is passionate about digital journalism and available to travel to two Board meetings a year during 2016 and 2017. The Student Representative will serve as a liaison between the Board and active student members of ONA, bringing to light issues, concerns and needs that may inform initiatives and programs. Learn more and apply.

Welcome to new ONA Local groups in Montreal and Tucson

A warm welcome to our two newest Local groups, both hitting the ground running. ONA Montreal will host its first event Nov. 5 at Midway Tavern and is our first group planning events for both English- and French-speaking journalists in Canada. ONA at the University of Arizona has already funded a project to use 360 video to cover the All Souls Procession in Tucson and is diving into reporting projects. Also, welcome back to ONA South Florida, which hosted its first event in 2015 and just started a new Facebook group to stay connected.

Upcoming Events

Meet local journalists, learn about current trends in digital journalism and share your ideas at upcoming ONA Local events. Find an ONA Local group near you.

Become a JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University

Each year, we help 20 outstanding individuals pursue their ideas for improving journalism amid the amazing creativity and entrepreneurial spirit synonymous with Stanford and Silicon Valley. Be one of them! Deadline is Dec. 1 for the 2016-17 class.

This content is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford.

New digital journalism jobs

Looking for a new job? ONA’s Career Center has hundreds of opportunities for journalists, editors, developers, producers and more. Recent postings include:

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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.