ONA Weekly #208

By on May 16, 2018

Call for screeners for the OJAs

We’re looking for a diverse set of volunteer screeners to contribute to the review process for the 2018 Online Journalism Awards. Screeners represent all aspects of the industry, from reporters and editors to designers and data analysts. Apply now.

Online training with the Speakers Bureau

Mark the dates for these upcoming webinars led by ONA Local Speakers Bureau members Stephanie Arnold, Managing Editor of Ark Republic; Heather Bryant, Director of Project Facet; and technologist Lisa Williams. Topics include data journalism (May 23), managing newsroom collaboration (June 5) and digital tools for reporters (June 25).

Resources from Insights!

We are grateful to all the newsroom and news business leaders who participated in last week’s Insights: Revenue + Engagement event, sharing smart ideas and tackling tough questions. We’ve gathered session recordings and notes for you. Browse the resources, and be sure to check out our sponsors and supporters, too.

Recognizing excellence in digital journalism

We want to see the great journalism you’ve produced in the past year! The Online Journalism Awards are open to work published between June 2, 2017, and May 31, 2018. Submit your projects to categories such as Breaking News, Audio Digital Storytelling, Immersive Storytelling and Explanatory Reporting

See who’s joining the ONA Local Summit

The 2018 ONA Local Summit — June 8-9 in Detroitoffers free training on leadership and community building for people leading communities of news innovators. Presenters and facilitators include Serrie Graslie, NPR; Ashley Woods, Detour Detroit; Andrew Nguyen, St. Louis Post Dispatch/ONA St. Louis; Sara Catania, Groundsource; Sheila Solomon, Democracy Fund; and more. View the schedule and register.

Apply to ASNE’s free news leadership training

Apply by June 1 to attend the Emerging Leaders Institute at #NABJ18 in Detroit. 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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