ONA Weekly #184

By on November 22, 2017

 ONA Weekly No. 184

ONA Local is coming to San Jose

Hear from Solutions Journalism Network’s Catherine Cheney and John S. Knight Journalism Fellow Michael Grant at the first ONA San Jose meetup on Dec. 1. The workshop will help you understand how to adopt a solutions-oriented approach to storytelling, gather tips on the digital storytelling tools your newsroom needs to know and meet the people driving innovation in journalism in the Bay Area and beyond — plus, you’ll get a free tour of the Tech Museum of Innovation. Register for San Jose Digital Storytelling Workshop.

Be the next ONA Board Student Representative 

Applications will open Monday, Nov. 27, for the student representative position on the ONA Board of Directors. The student representative will work closely with the rest of the Board to ensure ONA’s initiatives serve the interests and needs of student journalists. The two-year term begins Jan. 1, 2018. We’re seeking exceptional candidates who are passionate about the media industry, active members of ONA and currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Sound like you? Learn more about the Student Representative role.

Why apply to the Women’s Leadership Accelerator?

There are so many amazing women in digital journalism, but not enough in senior roles. The Women’s Leadership Accelerator seeks to change that by supercharging the leadership and management skills of women pushing digital innovation. 2017 alumnae Amy King, Rubina Madan Fillon and Irene McKisson share how the Women’s Leadership Accelerator is transformational and encourage you to apply by Nov. 30 for the 2018 program.

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:

Excellence in African Storytelling

ICFJ has opened the call for entries for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Established in partnership with ONE, the award aims to celebrate and advance the work of emerging journalists working in Africa. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize to undertake an in-depth reporting project, as well as a study tour in U.S. newsrooms. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m. EST. 

What we’re reading

The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology & innovation. Learn why you should become a member.

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.