ONA Weekly #205

By on April 25, 2018

Explore the new OJA website

We invite you to take a tour of the new Online Journalism Awards website, honoring and preserving excellence in digital journalism around the world. There are now more ways to explore projects by category and organization, detailed profiles and a focus on archiving material that might no longer exist online. We hope you like it!

Applications for Challenge Fund close in one week!

Journalism educators, apply to the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education by Thursday, May 3, for a chance to win up to $35,000 to collaborate with local news partners. The fund supports experiment with new ways to cover local stories. We will award grants that align with one or more of these four themes: community engagement and civic participation, diversity, technology and building trust. Submit an application.

Collaborate with industry leaders at Insights

Tickets are still available for Insights: Revenue + Engagement, taking place May 11 at the Globe and Mail headquarters in Toronto. The event is uniquely designed for newsroom leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Speakers include Brittany Grant, General Editor Strategic Analytics, ESPN; David Skok, CEO and Editor-in-chief, The Logic; Millie Tran, Global Growth Editor at The New York Times; and more. Check out the fantastic lineup of sessions and register now.

Get discounted badges for ONA18!

Early-bird registration is open for the 2018 Online News Association conference. The annual event brings together the brightest minds in digital journalism and showcases the latest digital trends. ONA members save more than $300 off registration. Student members save $25. Learn more.

Apply for the Kavli Science Journalism Workshop

The Kavli Science Journalism Workshop is taking place Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas, immediately preceding the ONA18 conference. The workshop is a free, expenses-paid training organized by MIT’s Knight Science Journalism fellowship program and funded by the Kavli Foundation. Two dozen journalists will have the opportunity to come together to explore challenges, ethics and opportunities in covering science stories, particularly for online news. Learn more and apply by May 10.

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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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.