ONA Weekly #86

By on December 9, 2015

 ONA Weekly No. 86

Celebrate the holidays with ONA Local!

We hope that your holiday season has been off to a wonderful start! This week, our local groups in Los Angeles, Montreal and South Florida are hosting holiday events so you can take a break from the stress and catch up with colleagues before the year ends. D.C., look out for an announcement soon from ONA DC — their annual holiday blowout is coming in January.

Provide your newsroom with ethics guidance

Does your organization have guidelines on how journalists should handle user-generated content, online commenting, clickbait and metrics? Use ONA’s free Build Your Own Ethics Code to help think through online issues or supplement an existing ethics code.

Upcoming Events

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. 

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.

Jobs in the digital journalism space

If you’re looking for a new position, it’s a great time to look through the opportunities in ONA’s Career Center. Jobs recently have been added in New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia, Arizona, California and more. Recent postings include:

Step up your climate change coverage

Whether you’re covering the ongoing climate talks in Paris, or looking for ways to talk about how your local community is impacted, the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Reporting on Climate Adaptation — which includes an extensive database with over 200 sources — will help you research and report the story.

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.