ONA Weekly #202

By on April 4, 2018

Why attend the ONA Local Summit

We’re excited to be in Detroit from June 8-9 for this year’s ONA Local Summit, a free leadership workshop for people working to strengthen local communities of news innovators. Need to convince your boss that you should be there? ONA Community Manager Meghan Murphy outlined what skills you’ll gain from the summit and how the experience translates to clear benefits for your news organizations. Use this toolkit to make the case to attend.

Join the ONA team!

ONA is seeking a Strategic Partnerships Coordinator to assist with exhibit, sponsorship and advertising sales as well as other partner-related activity. We’re looking for someone highly motivated and focused, with organizational and project management skills and keen attention to detail. This position is perfect for someone looking to expand their experience in business development and corporate partnerships, and excited to support the global journalism community. Learn more and apply!

Online training: Verifying social media images

Images shared on social media aren’t always what they seem to be. How do you eliminate the guesswork around what you can use during breaking news? Tune in April 11 for a webinar with Steve Myers, editor of The Lens, to learn techniques for verifying social media images and figuring out what’s newsworthy. Register now.

$35,000 grants for local news experiments

There’s one month left to submit proposals for the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. This fund supports universities to partner with local news organizations and experiment with new ways to provide information to their communities. We 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 by May 3.

Apply to ASNE’s free news leadership training

Apply by May 1 to attend the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute June 8-9 in Chicago. This free training, which also provides travel reimbursements, is open to mid-level news managers with diverse backgrounds seeking to develop core leadership and strategic skills.

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:

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