ONA Weekly #138

By on January 4, 2017

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 ONA Weekly No. 138
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New year, new leadership

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Irving Washington is the Executive Director of the Online News Association. As Deputy Director at ONA, Irving served as a key contributor to short- and long-term planning and strategy, responsible for operations and programming. His expertise in strategic planning and managing journalism programs will help him guide ONA in 2017 and beyond. Learn more about Irving.

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Welcoming our new board members!

A warm welcome to the newest directors who joined ONA’s Board of Directors on Jan. 1, 2017! Imaeyen Ibanga, Web/Video Producer at NBC News, and Elite Truong, Product Manager, Partner Platforms at Vox Media, were voted onto the Board by ONA members. Celeste LeCompte, Director of Business Development at ProPublica, was appointed by the Board of Directors. Celeste believes that “business model innovation is at the core of sustaining strong journalism and the communities it serves” and we are thrilled to welcome her expertise to the Board.

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Meet the 2017 Women’s Leadership Accelerator cohort

Get inspired by the 25 women who will participate in the 2017 Women’s Leadership Accelerator. The participants, chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants, have each presented a unique problem in their careers which they will focus on throughout the course of the Accelerator, to be held Feb. 5-10, 2017, at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles.

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Connecting with local journalists

2016 was a busy year for ONA Local! We welcomed 12 new groups in U.S. cities and college campuses to the ONA Local family this year and saw five international groups host their first events. Thanks to funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we brought representatives from 40 local groups to ONA16. We also started a Slack group to keep everyone connected. Learn more about what ONA Local accomplished in 2016.

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A year in 360

Steve Johnson, Founder of Boundless, shares tips from a year of shooting spherical video around the globe. Part of the ongoing series curated by Journalism 360, this post gives you insights into selecting gear, creating a narrative, shooting and more.

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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!

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Apply now to be API’s paid Summer Fellow

The American Press Institute offers a paid 12-week program for ambitious students or recent grads who want to advance innovation in news organizations. API Fellows contribute to research and work their own project. Apply by Jan. 16.
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Opportunities 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:

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Supporting journalism through Knight News Match

The Knight News Match is a call to action for everyone who believes in quality, trustworthy, in-depth journalism and the role nonprofit news organizations play in building strong communities. Until Jan. 19, 2017, Knight Foundation will match donations from individual donors to select nonprofit news organizations up to a total of $1.5 million. Learn more about the Knight News Match.

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What We’re Reading

Have an outstanding article on digital journalism issues to share with us? Tweet it with #ONAissues.
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Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association. She focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support.