ONA Weekly #206

By on May 2, 2018

New categories for the Online Journalism Awards

Submissions for the Online Journalism Awards open next week! We’re always working to improve the awards to continue honoring the best of digital journalism. This year’s updates reflect feedback from past applicants and emerging trends in the industry. As you prepare for the call for entries, take time to review the changes to categories and submission rules.

Last call for Challenge Fund grants

The Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education supports teams of educators, students, news professionals and technologists to collaborate on experiments in local news coverage. We will award grants of up to $35,000 to innovative projects that align with this year’s themes: community engagement and civic participation, diversity, technology and building trust. Apply by Thursday, May 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Daniel Sieberg keynotes ONA Insights

Civil’s Daniel Sieberg will deliver the closing keynote on business models based on blockchain for sustainable journalism at ONA Insights on May 11. The daylong event will convene industry leaders to tackle digital revenue and audience engagement. Other featured speakers include Elisabeth Goodridge, Editorial Director, The New York Times; Christian Oliver, Sr. Director Audience Development, CNN Digital, and Ariel Burkett, Manager, Member Experiences, The Globe and Mail. Register now!

Free training with ONA Rocky Mountain

The ONA Rocky Mountain group is hosting a half-day digital journalism workshop on May 18 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Training will feature topics such as revenue, entrepreneurial journalism, newsletters and verification tools. Not in the Boulder area? Join ONA Local on Meetup to learn about upcoming events near you.

Apply to ASNE’s free news leadership training

Apply by June 1 to attend the Emerging Leaders Institute, prior to #NAHJ18 in Miami. This free training, which provides travel reimbursements of $400, 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:

What we’re reading

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