ONA Weekly #132

By on November 9, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 132

Covering an historic election

This week’s newsletter coincides with the results of an historic U.S. election and we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your work. Many of you have spent months covering the candidates, their campaigns and the issues that arose in this election cycle. Many more worked tirelessly through the night providing updates, context and analysis of the results. While it’s clear from this election cycle that there is more work to be done — both introspectively and with the public — we know the ONA community will remain committed to better serving the digital news audience, supporting one another, providing the skills and training for improving our coverage and working collaboratively to protect our First Amendment rights. ONA will continue to listen and reach out to find the best ways to support you.

Creating ethics guidance for your newsroom

ONA’s Build Your Own Ethics code is a free tool designed to help newsrooms create ethics guidance. From social networks to the reliability of sources, this resource touches on a number of issues that are specific to the digital landscape.

We’re hiring! Program Director for Journalism 360

We’re looking for an experienced, web-savvy editor and program director to lead the production, editorial direction and events of Journalism 360. This new initiative includes a mix of stories, voices and insights to illuminate and further journalistic discussion around immersive storytelling, production, tools, business models and principles and ethics and events. This position is virtual, with extensive travel. Learn more and apply.

Women in media: level up your leadership

Applications for the Women’s Leadership Accelerator are due on Nov. 15, which means you have less than a week to apply. This program is tailored to women in media who are pushing their organizations to do innovative digital journalism. On an individual level, it also connects women with other journalism and tech leaders who provide support and guidance. Please share with inspirational women in media that you know and encourage them to apply.

Upcoming Events:

ONA Local groups regularly host events and meetups for digital journalists all over the world. Find a group near you or get in touch if you’re interested in starting an ONA Local group!

Got ideas for innovation in journalism?

Come to Stanford and work them out as part of a team of top-notch media professionals, the JSK Journalism Fellows Class of 2017-18. Apply Now! Deadline is Dec. 1, 2016. Click here for more information.

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Opportunites 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:

Free tickets for ONA members to NYC video event

The first 25 ONA members to register using the code ONA12 will receive free admission to the next Daily News Innovation Lab “Conversations” event, “Maximizing Opportunities in Video,” Nov. 16 in NYC. Panelists from INSIDER, NowThis and Vox will discuss video, platform strategy and monetization. Matt Silverman of The Daily Dot will moderate. Register at http://nydn.us/convos. Additional ONA members can receive discounted tickets using the code ONADISCOUNT25.

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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