ONA Weekly #81

By on November 4, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 81

RSVP now to explore digital ethics in D.C.

Experts Madeleine Bair from Witness, Mark Memmott from NPR and Tom Kent of the Associated Press, who leads ONA’s ethics editorial team, will discuss how the rapid proliferation of digital tools has surfaced new ethical issues for journalists and media outlets in a critical conversation hosted by ONA and the Newseum Institute on Nov. 19. Space is limited, so register now for this free event.

We’re hiring a community manager!

Passionate about journalism, media and tech? Love connecting people, building communities and making an impact? Want to travel? Apply to be ONA’s new Community Manager and help us expand our ONA Local program, a hub for networking and training local journalists around the world. You’ll join our small but mighty team, based in Washington, D.C. Apply now.

Student leaders, apply for ONA’s Board

We’re looking for an active student member who is passionate about digital journalism to join ONA’s Board of Directors as our first nonvoting Student Representative. You’ll be a voice for students, highlighting their interests and concerns to ONA’s leadership. Learn more and apply.

Covering politics in a new way

Find inspiration as you gear up for election season: ONA DC hosts a conversation with Rare.us Politics Editor Jack Hunter and Deputy Editor Matt Purple Thursday, Nov. 12, in Washington D.C. Learn how Rare.us is reporting the 2016 presidential election with a focus on millennial engagement. RSVP now.
(Photo by Flickr user Phil Roeder, used with Creative Commons liscence.)

ONA joins amicus brief in NYPD public records case

ONA joined a coalition of media organizations and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) in an amicus effort opposing the New York Police Department’s appeal of a decision ordering it to release records on the use of backscatter X-ray vans to ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell. The brief emphasizes the public interest in access to law enforcement records around technology use.

Upcoming Events

Welcome to ONA Montreal, our newest international ONA Local group, which hosts its first event this week! Find an ONA Local group near you.

ONA opportunity! Free tickets to Daily News ‘Conversations’

The first 25 ONA members to register using the code ONACOMP7 will receive free admission to the next Daily News Innovation Lab “Conversations” event, “How Data is Changing Media Companies,” Nov. 18. Brian Abelson (NewsLynx), John Keefe (WNYC), Sisi Wei (ProPublica) and Chris Wiggins (The New York Times) join moderator Stephanie Salmon (U.S. News). Register now. Some ONA members can receive discounted tickets using the code ONADISCOUNT25.

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:

  • Digital Producer, Pew Research Center
  • Assistant Professor in Audio, Digital and Video Media, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University
  • Morning Digital Editor, WBEZ / Chicago Public Media
  • TechRaking DC: Meeting the Challenge

    This Friday (Nov. 6), the Center for Investigative Reporting and Google News Lab host the first TechRaking D.C.: Meeting the Challenge, focusing on “what it means to integrate innovation into newsrooms to expand the opportunities for great reporting.” RSVP now for this free event.

    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.