ONA Weekly #92

By on February 3, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 92

Create online schedules with our free tool

Schedule like it’s ONA16! Today, we’re releasing the ONA Event Manager, a free open-source tool that creates a customized schedule for events. The responsive tool is a spin-off of the popular schedule we use for ONA conferences and we’re thrilled to make it available to the community. Newsrooms, non-profits and academics can use the WordPress plugin and Google docs to build schedules that are easy to sort and filter, and appear live at the push of a button. (And build revenue, too!)

Women’s Leadership Academy applications due today

Today is your last chance to apply for the second ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. This will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s next generation of women leaders. The free, week-long training will be held at the Poynter Institute the week of May 1.

Advocating for transparency in Florida

ONA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 24 organizations in a letter to Florida lawmakers urging them to reject two bills that would “substantially weaken Florida’s Public Records Law” and run the risk of incurring prohibitive costs to gain access to public records. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Last week to submit for Scripps Howard Awards!

$180,000 in prizes is at stake along with being recognized among the best in journalism. New category – “Top Story of the Year” – stories on police-community relations in 2015. Learn more and apply by Feb. 10, 2016.
This content is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Awards.

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

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.