ONA Weekly #204

By on April 18, 2018

ONA18 registration is now open

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Registration is open for the 2018 Online News Association Conference and the Online Journalism Awards Ceremony! We can’t wait to reunite with the brightest minds in digital journalism this Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas. Register now to catch the early-bird rate. Heads-up that ONA members save more than $300 on registration, while student members save $25. Log into your account or become a member to receive your promo code.

Get to know the speakers and sessions for Insights!

We’re excited to share the lineup of speakers and sessions for Insights: Revenue + Engagement. Newsroom and news business leaders will gather in Toronto on Friday, May 11, to collaborate on emerging solutions and innovation in digital revenue and audience engagement. Browse the sessions and grab your tickets.

Fighting misinformation at the global level

ICYMI: The Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation launched last week at the International Journalism Festival. ONA joins as a founding partner along with the Ethical Journalism Network, European Broadcasting Union, Global Editors Network (GEN), Global Forum for Media Development and the World Editors Forum within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). If you’re working to tackle misinformation, add your projects to the repository.

Up to $35,000 for local news collaboration

The deadline to apply for the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education is May 3. This fund supports journalism educators, students and local news professionals to collaborate 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. Submit an application.

Midway deadline fast approaching

Just two weeks left to get applications in for the ONA18 Midway! If you are a company at the intersection of journalism and tech and are looking for a hands-on way to introduce your work to 2,700+ journalists from around the world this September, the Midway at ONA18 may be the place for you. Learn more and apply by May 4.

Who might be ONA’s newest team members?

Applications for two new positions on the ONA team are closing soon. We’re looking to hear from great candidates for Administrative Assistant to apply by today, April 18, 11:59 p.m. ET, and for Strategic Partnerships Coordinator by Monday, April 23.

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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