Earlier this month, we gathered local journalism innovators and community builders for the ONA Local Summit in Detroit. The conversations and workshops covered topics such as entrepreneurship in local news, the role of the relationship builder in journalism and creating online communities. If you couldn’t make it in person, check out this folder of resources, presentations and Table Talk notes.
Last call: Funding for immersive storytelling
The 2018 Journalism 360 Challenge closes on June 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Ten winners will receive a share of $200,000 to build out early-stage projects that address the question: How might we experiment with immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism? Review the FAQ and submit your ideas.
Two fellowships to get you to ONA18
We’re accepting applications for two fellowships that cover expenses to attend ONA18, in addition to offering professional development opportunities. The CNN Diversity Fellowship is open to journalists from diverse backgrounds with experience reporting for mobile and social platforms. The MJ Bear Fellowship honors journalists under 30 who are pushing innovation in digital. The deadline for both fellowships is June 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Start your application or share these opportunities!
Survey on media futures
Future Today Institute has launched their annual global survey on the future of media and journalism. The survey aims to understand how — and how frequently — people working in the industry are thinking about the future. Results will be shared at ONA18 in September and made freely available for others to review and analyze. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and will close on July 30. Begin the survey.