ONA Weekly #182

By on November 8, 2017

 ONA Weekly No. 182

Apply for the Women’s Leadership Accelerator!

Applications are now open for ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator! The tuition-free Accelerator, a yearlong program aimed at women innovating in digital journalism, kicks off with a week of tailored, immersive programming at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Feb. 25-March 2, 2018. Participants will focus on a challenge specific to their careers and learn leadership skills and tools for navigating change. The program culminates with a workshop at ONA’s annual conference — registration, travel and lodging to ONA18 are provided. 

Meet Karolle Rabarison, ONA’s new Communications Manager

Please join us in welcoming Karolle Rabarison to the ONA family, where she will now oversee our communications strategy. Karolle brings experience in communications and partnerships for global nonprofits focused on technology and economic development. Most recently, she managed partnerships at the Web Foundation to advance the mission of affordable internet access.

Advice for women navigating the digital newsroom

In honor of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator applications opening, we’re revisiting this session from ONA17 titled Wonder Women, Unite! Navigating the Digital Workplace. Featuring the Washington Post’s Kat Downs, ESPN’s Latoya Peterson, ProPublica’s Ariana Tobin and American University’s Amy Eisman, this session included candid discussion and tips for tackling challenges.

Do we need a Bechdel test for news?

This keynote from ONA16 also has lots of food for thought about women (or lack thereof) in leadership. Watch ESSENCE’s Vanessa K De Luca, Entrepreneur and Digital Media Strategist Lisa Stone, Define American’s Jose Antonio Vargas and Public Radio International’s Alisa Miller discuss inclusivity in the media

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

In honor of applications opening for the Women’s Leadership Accelerator, all of the below links are by female writers.

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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.