ONA Weekly #249

By on March 13, 2019

Phoenix, meet ONA Local

We are excited to welcome ONA Phoenix to the ONA Local network! Lauren Aguirre, Digital Producer at azcentral.com, is organizing the group. If you’re in the area, complete this short survey to share with Lauren what kinds of events you want to see and other ways you might want to get involved, including joining the leadership team.

Mentor talented students in the ONA19 Newsroom

Apply now to be a mentor in the ONA19 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab. Each year the Student Newsroom immerses 20 undergraduate and graduate students in a digital news environment during the annual Online News Association Conference & Awards Ceremony. Mentors — led by Michelle Johnson and Katia Hetter, with support from Lori Shontz — guide students as they develop story ideas, experiment with tools and provide live coverage of the conference. 

Consider creative formats for your ONA19 sessions

The ONA19 Suggestion Box closes on March 21! We are excited to hear about your topic ideas as well as how you would present them at the conference. From facilitated discussions to speed demos and town halls, there are many ways to create a session that is engaging and valuable for attendees.

Hiring: ONA Meeting Manager

Spread the word: We are looking for a Meeting Manager to join our team. This role will oversee the coordination and production of a variety of events, for groups of anywhere from 30 to 3,000 people. Do you know someone with great project management skills and enthusiasm for the global journalism community?

From the archives: Immigration and the media

We are sharing resources from the ONA archives throughout 2019, as we celebrate 20 years of inspiring innovation in journalism.

At ONA12 in San Francisco, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas delivered a keynote speech about his life as an undocumented immigrant and his career in news media. Listen to the recording to hear how he challenged news organizations to shift the language used to report on immigration and citizenship in the U.S.

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:

On our radar