ONA Weekly #194

By on February 7, 2018

 ONA Weekly No. 194

Why you should pitch to ONA18

The Suggestion Box box for ONA18 opens Feb. 28 and is your opportunity to pitch ideas for sessions and presenters. We’ve prepared a series of references with tips about the process. The first in this series is a guest post by Tasha Stewart, Entertainment Editor/Digital at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, and covers why you should pitch a session — even if the thought of speaking at a conference makes you nervous!

New opportunities through the Women’s Leadership Accelerator

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 class of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator! We’re excited to kick off the yearlong program Feb. 25–March 2 at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism — and equally happy to share new opportunities for women in digital journalism who are not part of the intensive program.

Data visualization meets immersive storytelling

The Dataverses team, one of the Journalism 360 grant winners, has been experimenting with simple ways to visualize information in their immersive projects. In the latest post on the J360 blog, Óscar Marín Miró walks us through examples such as integrating network data to show relationships between different entities, geographic visualizations and timeline visualizations.

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:

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.

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Karolle Rabarison

Karolle Rabarison is ONA's Director of Communications. She collaborates across the team to connect ONA members and the broader journalism community to emerging tech and leadership training, networking, industry trends, and career development resources.