ONA Weekly #181

By on November 1, 2017

 ONA Weekly No. 181

Women’s Leadership Accelerator applications open soon!

Applications will open next Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator. The intensive program teaches leadership skills, tools for navigating change and helps participants tackle challenges specific to their careers. The 2018 program will be held Feb. 25-March 2, 2018, at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and will be open to 25 promising women leaders who are pushing innovation in their organizations.

Takeaways from a social media takeover

When ONA South Florida put together a Snapstagram Scavenger Hunt and social media takeover, things didn’t quite go according to plan. From RSVP issues to lack of Wi-Fi, the group experienced many hurdles but also learned some valuable lessons along the way. See their takeaways from the event.

Build your own ethics code

No single ethics code can reflect the needs of everyone in journalism, so ONA created an ethics code builder. The tool helps editors tailor their codes to the nature of their mission, how they fund their work and more through a series of ethical exercises. Get started customizing your own journalism ethics code

Join the ONA Educators Facebook group

Are you a digital journalism educator looking to prepare your students for entering the journalism industry? Join the ONA Educators Facebook group, where teachers and professors swap tips and discuss new methods for teaching the next generation of digital journalists. 

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.

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

Jennifer is a digital strategist dedicated to public service who has spent her career building communities online and offline. Jennifer leads communications and social media strategy for the Online News Association (ONA), the world’s largest association of digital journalists. She also designs training programs and industry-leading conferences for journalists, with a focus on bringing digital tools to underserved communities and developing female leadership in newsrooms.