ONA Weekly #82

By on November 11, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 82

New fact-checking site launches today

Add this resource to your toolkit: Truthbetold.news is a fact-checking website that examines claims about the black community in public debate. Launched today and led by a team at Howard University, this project is supported by a micro-grant from ONA’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.

Job! We’re hiring a community manager

Love connecting and supporting local journalists? We’re hiring a Community Manager for the ONA Local program. You’ll work with our 50+ groups and lead the expansion of the program, helping to start up new groups and assessing how to better support journalists organizing in their communities. Apply by Nov. 18.

Understanding occupational stress for journalists

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is researching the impact of stress on journalists. If you’re a working journalist, you can help the Center better understand the occupational risks you face by filling out an anonymous survey that should take you about 30 minutes.

Upcoming Events

Looking to connect with local journalists who are passionate about digital? Find an ONA Local group near you.

Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan: Accepting Applications

Exceptional journalists from the U.S. and abroad pursue studies at the University of Michigan and grow as journalists. Fellows attend twice-weekly seminars, customized workshops and are invited on news tours to Turkey and Brazil. $70,000 stipend. Apply now! Deadline: February 1.
This content is sponsored by the Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan. 

Jobs for digital journalists

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

Great resource on 3D Technologies

Interested in using immersive experiences to enhance your reporting? A new database created by Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow Bimal Balakrishnan and his team at the University of Missouri’s Immersive Visualization Lab indexes over 300 VR products.

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.