ONA Weekly #195

By on February 14, 2018

Funding experiments in journalism education

Applications are open for the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. This fund supports local news collaborations, encouraging innovation and experimentation at universities and in newsrooms. Project teams are led by educators and can include students, local media experts, researchers, technologists, designers and community members. This year’s challenge will award grants of up to $35,000 for experiments that focus on one of four themes: community engagement and civic participation, diversity, technology and building trust. Learn more and apply.

Tech meets journalism at the Midway

ONA is seeking innovative businesses and organizations to join the Midway — a dedicated space within the annual conference for hands-on learning about new technology and tools for the digital journalism community. The Midway is made up of two parts: a demo-focused exhibit area for one-on-one conversations and a programming space for moderated panels. Applications open Feb. 15 and are required for a majority of the Midway spaces, including the Start-Up Alley, which is reserved for companies under two years old.

Get ready to pitch a session for ONA18

We need your fresh ideas to make ONA18 the most memorable and valuable journalism conference. Trevor Knoblich, ONA Head of Programs and Events, has outlined the 10 factors that make for a great pitch. Check it out, take notes and start thinking of ideas for the Suggestion Box, which opens Feb. 28.

Ethics Resource for ONA Community

The Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists is a free service for professional journalists seeking guidance on ethics. Experts will answer your queries at ethicsadvicelineforjournalists.org or 866-DILEMMA. 

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:

Are you ready to change journalism education? 

Apply by Feb. 25 to be a 2018 Tow-Knight Disruptive Fellow. The goal is to propose and advance real change in journalism schools, programs or classrooms. Fellows (faculty, administrators, instructors and adjuncts are eligible) will develop their ground-breaking ideas into concrete plans that will be presented at the educators’ meetup at ONA18. Stipends include free conference registration.

What we’re reading

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