ONA Weekly #91

By on January 27, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 91

Help us rethink news for mobile (in Nashville!)

Join us at the Tennessean for ONA Mobile dCamp: Nashville, a free, day-long workshop Feb. 26 to discuss and develop new ideas for mobile-first news. Supported by the Gannett Foundation, this design camp will identify reader needs and propose practical mobile-first solutions. Apply now.

Notes from digital leaders in Miami

Miami is a perfect, diverse microcosm of what many American cities will look like in the next decade and it’s attracting more talent and companies. Last week, ONA hosted an off-the-record conversation as part of our Digital Leadership Breakfast series, sponsored by the Dow Jones Foundation. Hear what Mark López, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Univision Digital; Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Square and LaunchCode; Alexandra Villoch President and Publisher of Miami Herald Media Co., and Alberto Ibargüen, President, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, had to say about how to tap into and serve diverse communities.

Upcoming Events

Register for ONA London + save

We’re offering discounted registration for ONA London: Audience Engagement through Jan. 29. Hear from experts from around the world and get hands-on demos at this full-day conference at Reuters UK on April 1. Program announced soon. Register now.

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New faculty announced for Women’s Leadership Academy!

We’re thrilled to announce four more presenters — and members of our first class — who will be passing it forward by teaching at the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media: Kari Cobham, Cox Media Group; Elite Truong, Vox Media, Inc.; Meghann Farnsworth, Reveal; and Will Neville-Rehbehn, Prudential Financial. Applications are due next Wednesday, Feb. 3. If you’re a woman in digital media looking to lead, apply now.

ONA member benefit: free e-book!

ONA members can request complimentary e-copies of “Unspinning the Spin: The Women’s Media Center Guide to Fair and Accurate Language.” This reference book presents the background, current uses, accuracy, alternatives and best practices for choosing and decoding common words and phrases, and offers suggestions for bias-free language. Email Unspinning@womensmediacenter.com for your copy.

Jobs (and opportunities) for journalists

Whether you’re focused on getting a new job right now or just interested in seeing what opportunities are out there, ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for journalism jobs. It’s free for job seekers to browse. Recent postings include:

What We’re Reading

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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.