ONA Weekly #106

By on May 11, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 106

Start curating your best work for the OJAs

We’re now accepting entries for the Online Journalism Awards, the only industry-wide honor for excellence in digital journalism. You have until June 3 to enter your work, and this year, 12 of the 35 categories come with $53,500 in prize money. The 2016 OJAs reflect the shift in the industry toward creating content for new platforms and audience engagement and — new — feature a $1,000 cash award for great student work.

Help launch or lead an ONA Local group

ONA Locals are starting up all over the world, with brand new groups in Dallas/Fort Worth, USF St. Pete, Ireland, Japan and Australia. We’re looking for leaders to help connect like-minded folks in your own communities. ONA Locals are at the heart of what we do, extending our mission of connecting journalism, technology and innovation for networking, training and collaboration. Contact meghan@journalists.org for more details.

Upcoming Events:

Sign up to attend cybersecurity workshop June 3-4

Learn how to cover cybersecurity issues in a practical way. Attend the Cybersecurity for Journalists workshop June 3-4 at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, co-hosted by ASNE. Travel reimbursements of up to $300 available. Click here!
This content is sponsored by the American Society of News Editors.

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:

What We’re Reading

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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.