ONA Weekly #185

By on November 29, 2017

 ONA Weekly No. 185

Last chance to apply to the Women’s Leadership Accelerator!

Tomorrow is the deadline for the Women’s Leadership Accelerator, 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 midnight E.T. on Nov. 30.

Represent students on ONA’s Board of Directors

Applications are now open for the next student representative on ONA’s Board of Directors. The student representative will work closely with the rest of the Board throughout a two-year term to ensure ONA’s initiatives serve the interests and needs of student journalists. 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? Apply to be ONA’s Student Representative.

A conversation with HuffPost Editor in Chief Lydia Polgreen

ONA NYC invited HuffPost Editor in Chief Lydia Polgreen to sit down with Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of news partnerships, to discuss her vision for HuffPost and her recent cross-country bus tour to over 20 cities. “No one wanted to talk about Donald Trump,” Polgreen said of the 1,700 people HuffPost staff met. Watch the entire discussion with Lydia Polgreen.

Be API’s next Summer Fellow

The American Press Institute offers a paid 12-week program for ambitious students or recent grads who want to advance innovation in news organizations. API Fellows contribute to research and work their own project. Apply by Jan. 7.

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.