ONA Weekly #115

By on July 13, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 115

MJ Bear + ONA16 Fellowships due Thursday

Mentorship. Networking. Free registration to ONA16 in Denver. All this and more can be yours if you’re awarded one of three ONA fellowships. Applications for the MJ Bear Fellowship, the CNN Diversity Fellowship and the HBCU Fellowship at ONA16 are all due this Thursday. Apply now!

ONA member benefit: free legal help

ONA members receive free access and fast tracking to the First Amendment Center Legal Hotline, which handles questions about freedom of speech, access to government records, court proceedings and many more matters involving journalists and their legal tools and rights. Not an ONA member yet? Become one now.

Congratulations, Jess!

We’re delighted to announce that Jessica Strelitz has been promoted to Director, Strategic Partnerships. ​Over the past three years, ​Jess has been instrumental in starting up new revenue streams, increasing partnership opportunities and expanding member benefits, including our popular Career Center, sponsored resources and webinars. She also led our Digital Leadership Breakfast Series, funded by the Dow Jones Foundation, which hosted conversations with senior media leaders across the country. ​Congrats, Jess!

Upcoming Events:

Submit your best consumer finance reporting work today

Digital and broadcast entries now being accepted for the RTDNA/NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Awards. Winners receive $1,000 and a paid trip to the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Conference in New Orleans.

This message is sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

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:

New grant aims to diversify investigative reporting

The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University aims to “broaden opportunities for independent investigative reporting by women and journalists of color” through a new grant funded by the Ford Foundation. Applications are due Oct. 1. Learn more and apply.

What We’re Reading

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:

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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.