ONA Weekly #116

By on July 20, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 116

Become an ONA Board Member … or nominate one

We are pleased to call for nominations for seven seats open for election to ONA’s 2017-18 Board of Directors. We are looking for digital media leaders with vision who are willing to actively help lead ONA and develop a new generation of digital journalism leaders. Participation on the ONA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for digital professionals to help guide the world’s largest organization of digital journalists in shaping the future of media and building a stronger industry. 

From our Fellow: Becoming a media entrepreneur

MJ Bear Fellow Keron Bascombe gives you a peek into what it’s like to become a media entrepreneur as he walks through the steps he’s taken to build niche publication, Tech4Agri. Learn more about how he’s built a following in the Caribbean region and developed his business skills in his latest blog post.

Upcoming Events:

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.