ONA Weekly #139

By on January 11, 2017

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 ONA Weekly No. 139
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Tips for freelancing

Want to break into freelancing? ONA Pittsburgh and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania recently held a conversation on tips and best practices for freelancers working in digital media. ONA Pittsburgh Local Leader Kim Lyons has pulled together a number of helpful pointers for current and aspiring freelancers from the discussion. Remember: it’s all about relationships.

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Meet ONA Local: Craig Gima

From eating ant egg omelets in the name of journalism to traveling around the world to cover issues specific to Hawaii, Craig Gima has led an interesting career. Our ONA Hawaii leader gives you a peek into what motivates him, his ideas for improving media and how the journalism community in Hawaii is well-placed to host guests. 

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The ethics of VR journalism

“Unlike any other medium, virtual reality has proven to strike a particularly personal note because each viewer feels like he or she is actually experiencing the news, rather than passively being told what the news is.” In the latest post from Journalism 360, Taylor Nakagawa discusses the need for an updated view of the ethical implications of VR journalism with six experts in the field.

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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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Media Law for Journalists

Experienced lawyers will teach you how to navigate libel, privacy, newsgathering, copyright and FOIA. Top journalists will give tips for working in the field. $20 includes a full day of workshops, breakfast & lunch! Register ASAP to hold a place: www.medialaw.org/la

This message is sponsored by the Media Law Resource Center.

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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:

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Apply for a Journalism Code Scholarship

Get funding to attend journalism code events from Open News! Apply by Jan. 13 for the Journalism Code Ticket and Travel Scholarship, which includes $500 toward the cost of attending an event on journalism technology (or an open source event where you’ll bring a journalism connection) and full coverage of your event registration fee. These scholarships are aimed anyone who is part of the journalism code community such as developers, designers and data analysts working in newsrooms. People of color, women and other under-represented groups in technology are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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.