ONA Weekly #220

By on August 15, 2018

Career support at ONA-U

ONA-U — a mini-conference geared toward journalism majors and young professionals looking for practical career advice — will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s event focuses on the importance of product management in the newsroom and in your career. An ONA18 badge is not required, but an RSVP is and registration is limited

Democratizing immersive creation tools

Immersive storytelling creators are currently dependent on closed platforms like YouTube and Facebook to distribute their work. Narrative Technologist Henry Keyser talked to three Journalism 360 Challenge winners about producing stories on an open web and creating open-source and accessible tools for VR, AR and 360 creators.

Call for ONA board nominations

ONA is accepting nominations to six seats open for election on the 2019-20 Board of Directors through Aug. 22. We’re looking for passionate digital journalism leaders with a vision to help guide ONA’s strategic direction and create a stronger digital journalism industry. To be considered, an ONA member must be nominated by another ONA member.  

O’Brien Fellowships: $65,000 for 9-month investigative projects

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism accepts applications starting Dec. 1. Reporters take up residence at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, produce in-depth multimedia stories and travel as needed. Top journalism students contribute. See past fellows. Explore our work.

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:

What we’re reading