Connecting students to networking and training through ONA Local

By on October 24, 2018

We are pleased to introduce the digital journalism enthusiasts leading 10 ONA Local student groups during the 2018-19 academic year, organizing networking and training events.

ONA Local is a global network of volunteer-run groups that provide local digital journalists a community to exchange best practices and ideas to improve their work. The campus-based groups are a great opportunity for students to learn together and share resources as they explore digital journalism, to connect with digital journalism professionals and to find collaborators for projects. Participation also offers students a chance to grow leadership and community-building experience.

Activities planned for this academic year include events to examine gender equality in journalism, newsroom tours, writing workshops, training on social verification ahead of the U.S. midterm elections and journalism-themed movie nights.

Get to know the student leaders and advisors organizing ONA Local groups at 10 universities this year:

Ball State University

Adviser/Lecturer of Journalism
Ball State University
Student
Ball State University

Howard University

Associate Professor
Howard University
Student
Howard University
Student
Howard University

Mizzou

Associate Professor
Missouri School of Journalism
Student
Missouri School of Journalism

University of Arizona

Assistant Professor of Practice
University of Arizona School of Journalism
Student
University of Arizona

University of Cincinnati

Educator Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati
Student
University of Cincinnati

University of Georgia

Professor of Practice in Journalism
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Reporter and Student
Grady Newsource

University of Nevada Reno

Faculty
University of Nevada, Reno
Student Journalist
Reynolds School of Journalism

University of South Florida

Instructor, Undergraduate Advisor
University of South Florida
Student
University of South Florida
Student
University of South Florida

USF St. Petersburg

Assistant Professor
USF St. Petersburg
Freelancer/student
USF St. Petersburg
Multimedia Journalist

West Virginia University

Advisor
ONA @ WVU
Organization Founder/President
ONA @ WVU

Over 70 ONA Local groups are connecting through journalism and technology meetups all over the world. Find a group near you to explore upcoming events or learn how to start a new group. Looking to create a student group? We accept new ones each fall semester for the academic year — learn more.

Meghan Murphy

Meghan Murphy

Meghan is a community builder with a passion for media and education. She is responsible for expanding ONA’s local groups in cities around the world and connecting local digital journalism communities online and offline, providing in-person and virtual support and identifying, training and supporting group leaders.