ONA Weekly #213

By on June 20, 2018

Supporting local podcasting communities 

MJ Bear Fellow Kelly Moffitt has spent the past year interviewing podcasters around the country. In this new post, she makes the case for incorporating independent podcasters into local newsrooms and offers four ideas to make it happen. Related: We’re currently accepting applications for the 2018 MJ Bear Fellowship. If you’re a journalist under 30, apply by June 28.

Welcome, Anique!

It’s with great enthusiasm that we introduce you to Anique Hameed! Anique joins ONA as the Strategic Partnerships Coordinator. She brings a combination of communications and community building experience, plus dedication to developing community programs, promoting diversity and cultivating partnerships — most recently at the DC Department of Employment Services. Please join us in welcoming Anique!

One week left for the Journalism 360 Challenge

The Journalism 360 Challenge is an open call for ideas to help expand best practices in immersive journalism, including narratives, ethics and production. Ten winners will receive up to $20,000 each to build out early-stage projects. The challenge is open through June 28, 11:59 p.m. ET — submit your idea!

Digital tools for reporters

On June 25, 2 p.m. ET, join us for a free online training on how reporters can optimize digital tools, led by The Ark Republic’s Stephanie Arnold. She will cover what tools to use as a versatile digital journalist, doing everything from writing and shooting video to social newsgathering. Mark your calendars!

Apply to ASNE’s free news leadership training

Apply by July 1 to attend the Emerging Leaders Institute prior to the ASNE-APME conference in Austin, Texas. This free training, which 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 for digital journalists all over the world. Find a group near you or learn how to start a new one.

Jobs for journalists

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

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