ONA Weekly #193

By on January 31, 2018

 ONA Weekly No. 193

Introducing new ONA Board officers

ONA Board members elected new officers to the Executive Committee at their meeting on Jan. 26 in Washington, D.C. Please join us in congratulating the new officers: Mandy Jenkins, President; Benét Wilson, Vice President; David Smydra, Treasurer and P. Kim Bui, Secretary. The Board plays a vital role in guiding ONA’s mission and strategy, and we are grateful for their leadership and service.

Three days left to join the Journalism Mentorship Collaborative

ASNE’s 2017 diversity survey reported that minorities make up only 13.4 percent of newsroom leaders. ONA launched the Journalism Mentorship Collaborative to support newsrooms that are addressing this challenge. We are establishing a peer network of professionals for exchanging best practices for mentorship programs that aims to improve diversity. Applications to join are due this Friday, Feb. 2. There is also an opportunity to apply for funding for your organization’s mentorship programs.

What to expect at ONA Insights

We’re bringing ONA Insights to Toronto on May 11 and can’t wait for you to see what’s in store! Insights is a unique, participatory gathering for newsroom leaders, managers, executives and entrepreneurs. The Toronto event will have two tracks — digital revenue and audience engagement — and offer a mix of interactive sessions that dive into challenges and emerging solutions in each area. Registration opens in a few weeks and will be announced in this newsletter.

Ad: Scripps Howard Awards; submit by Feb. 2.

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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