ONA Weekly #99

By on March 23, 2016

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 ONA Weekly No. 99

Free webinar on best practices for online video

We’ve joined forces with the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to offer Deconstructing Digital Video: What You Know About TV Doesn’t Apply Online, a new webinar focused on using video to engage viewers. You’ll learn technical tricks to make your videos look their best, as well as approaches to promote your work across multiple platforms. The webinar, set for March 30, is free for ONA and RTDNA members and $15 for non-members.

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Deadline for ONA16 pitches approaching!

We’re looking for your session proposals for ONA16 in Denver, Sept. 15-17, and we’re looking for them ASAP. You’ve got until next Thursday, March 31, to submit your inspirational ideas to the ONA16 Suggestion Box.

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Updates from ONA’s Legal Committee

ONA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and media coalitions in two briefs filed in February:

The Wikimedia v. NSA brief supports a group of appellants, which include Wikimedia, PEN American Center and The Nation, who have challenged the NSA’s “upstream surveillance” program, which taps directly into the internet backbone to acquire information to, from or about targets. The case challenges the authority that permits the government to intercept the content of communications between non-U.S. persons located abroad, including internet communications that merely mention targeted selectors. The plaintiffs claim, and we agree, that this surveillance violates their First and Fourth Amendment rights.

We also support a “right of publicity” suit brought by college basketball players against a photography service, T3Media, that sells images of their team, among many other athletes and competitions, through a licensing arrangement with the NCAA. ONA is joining the argument that California’s publicity statute is a restriction on speech based on content, which if broadly applied will interfere with the way news organizations disseminate information to the public. Learn more about the work of ONA’s Legal Affairs committee.

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Upcoming Events

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THREAD at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media

Apply to join a group of storytellers from print, radio, video and other media who will gather in New Haven, Conn., to learn from masters in the field and from each other, June 5-8, 2016 . Apply by April 1, 2016.
This content is sponsored by THREAD at Yale.

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Jobs 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:

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Media law for journalists workshop

Top media lawyers will give practical advice on how to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits, avoid copyright traps, understand insurance coverage options, navigate the reporter source relationship and more in the Media Law for Journalists workshop and roundtable, April 26, at The New York Times. Editors and writers from BuzzFeed, CNN, Gawker and NYT will share their tips and strategies on career paths and story pitches. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Register now.

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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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Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association. She focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support.