ONA Weekly #183

By on November 15, 2017

 ONA Weekly No. 183

Webinar: How to start an ONA Local group

Want to create a meetup group for digital journalists in your area to share advice and network? ONA Community Manager Meghan Murphy will show you how to get started during this Nov. 16 webinar. You’ll learn about the ONA Local program — our global network of over 70 groups for digital journalists — and tips for running an ONA Local group seamlessly. Sign up now.

Meet ONA NYC leader Elana Zak 

ONA NYC leader Elana Zak is a senior multiplatform editor for CNNMoney. Maintaining the digital journalism community in New York City has its perks, she says. “No matter what area of the field you’re interested in, there is someone here who is doing it.” Get to know Elana

Apply for the Women’s Leadership Accelerator

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a tuition-free, yearlong program aimed at women innovating in digital journalism. The Accelerator 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. Throughout the year, participants will focus on a challenge specific to their careers and learn leadership skills and tools for navigating change, culminating with a workshop at ONA’s annual conference — registration, travel and lodging to ONA18 are provided. Apply by Nov. 30.

ONA San Jose Digital Storytelling Workshop

Join ONA San Jose for an afternoon of inspiring discussions and digital storytelling training on Dec. 1, at the Tech Museum of Innovation. Solution Journalism Network’s Catherine Cheney will break down the solutions-oriented approach, and John S. Knight Journalism Fellow Michael Grant will talk digital storytelling tools that you and your newsroom should know about. RSVP today.

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:

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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.