ONA Weekly #93

By on February 10, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 93

Meghan Murphy, new ONA Local champion

We’re thrilled to welcome Meghan Murphy, ONA’s Community Manager, to our team. As part of our Knight Foundation-funded ONA Local initiative, she’s responsible for expanding our local communities — online and off — in cities around the world, providing in-person and virtual support, and identifying and training group leaders.

Apply now for ONA Mobile dCamp: Nashville

Near Nashville? Join us for a free workshop (courtesy of the Gannett Foundation) on Feb. 26 at The Tennessean. Work with mobile experts from Breaking News, CNN, The Tennessean, WPLN and more to design new ways to reach mobile audiences. Learn more and apply by Feb. 17.

Free tool! ONA Event Manager

We’ve fielded lots of questions about how we built the ONA15 schedule. So we decided to make our responsive scheduling tool available to all. With the push of a button, you can use the ONA Event Manager to use Google Docs, specifically Google Sheets, to create and update a schedule for your events.

ONA heads to Japan

ONA staffers Jane McDonnell, Irving Washington and Jess Strelitz will be in Tokyo March 11-12 to speak at Digital Journalism Forum Tokyo 2016, and lay the foundation for an ONA Tokyo Local group. The trio will discuss tips for building a smart digital journalism career and innovating from within. If you or your organization is interested in attending, or would like to help ONA build its presence in Tokyo, contact Jessica@journalists.org.

Upcoming Events

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:

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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.