ONA Weekly #232

By on November 7, 2018

Why the Women’s Leadership Accelerator

The tuition-free Women’s Leadership Accelerator provides an intensive week of mentoring and learning in Los Angeles, coaching support throughout the year and an expenses-paid trip to New Orleans to participate in a tailored workshop and ONA’s annual conference. Women in media: See what past participants said about what makes the program transformative and why you should apply. Applications are due Nov. 30. 

Demanding a seat at the table

Women and communities of color are underrepresented in digital newsrooms. The ONA18 session A Seat at the Table —moderated by 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator participant Noelle Swan — brought together leading women in media for an important conversation on workplace equality. Watch the session video to hear their stories about the hurdles they have encountered and the networks that helped them thrive.

Tackling online harassment

Online harassment impacts the extent to which women in journalism can do their jobs, from what stories they cover to how they promote their work. The ONA18 session Internetting While Brown/Black AND a Woman: A Collective Guide gathered experts to confront this issue and facilitated a conversation towards strategies that journalists and newsrooms leaders can implement for online safety, with specific consideration for women of color. 

Free coaching for women in journalism

Connect with alumnae of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through free one-on-one coaching on digitalwomenleaders.com. Over 60 women, including ONA Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata, offer free coaching sessions to support other women in digital journalism with leadership and management tips, career advice and feedback on their 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:

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