ONA Weekly #101

By on April 6, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 101

Get expert tips from ONA London

Get tips from experts on connecting with your audience, chat apps, what journalists can learn from game designers and more from live curation at ONA London: Audience Engagement, our conference at Reuters UK on April 1. Learn from keynotes Mary Hamilton, Executive Editor, Audience, Guardian News & Media, and Renée Kaplan, Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times. From the schedule, simply click any session title to find the blog. We’ll make video available to ONA members soon, so if you’re not one yet, join now. More resources to come. 

Support the ONA Social Newsgathering Ethics Code

Last week, we debuted the the ONA Social Newsgathering Ethics Code, best practices to gather, distribute and use social news content. We’re happy to welcome three new organizations as signers: Ethical Journalism Network, Fresco News and Verifeye Media. If your organization would like to join BBC, CNN, Reported.ly, Storyful and more as a supporter, please get in touch at socialnewsgathering@journalists.org.

Attend ONA16 for free

We’ve got a ton of free ways to attend the 2016 Online News Association Conference. We’re looking for general volunteers for ONA16, as well as for video, social and audio. We’re also accepting applications for the ONA16 Student Newsroom, which covers the conference. Bonus: Student Newsroom reporters get an all-expenses paid trip! Apply by April 14.

Upcoming Events

Your chance to join the American Press Institute

API is hiring for several roles: 1) Newsroom Learning Program Manager: Lead an innovative approach to helping journalists and news organizations develop better skills and practices; 2) Program Associate: Assist with API efforts (good for early-career professionals); 3) Freelancers and consultants.
This content is sponsored by the American Press Institute.

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:

Workshop: Media law for journalists

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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Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.