ONA Weekly #259

By on May 22, 2019

ONA is seeking a Program Manager

We are hiring for a Program Manager, Awards and Grant-making, to join the growing team at ONA. The Program Manager will take charge of refining submission, review and distribution processes for the Online Journalism Awards and a handful of our grant-making programs.

Expert tips to enter the OJAs

We are excited to see all the stand-out digital journalism projects vying for honors in the 2019 Online Journalism Awards. Judges will consider both digital innovation and impact when reviewing projects. As you gather your work, review these tips for submitting a great entry from Trevor Knoblich, ONA’s Head of Programs and Events.

Last call for Student Newsroom applications 

Apply to join the ONA19 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab by May 23, 11:59 p.m. ET. During the three-day conference, twenty undergraduate and graduate students will get hands-on experience producing digital news and building news products with a talented team of mentors. It is a unique opportunity to get to know the industry and comes with complimentary registration to ONA19, roundtrip airfare and four nights at the Sheraton New Orleans.

See what topics we’ll cover at ONA19

ICYMI: A first look at the ONA19 schedule is available in the conference app. Download the ONA19 Guidebook to explore the programming by days or by tracks, and add your favorite sessions to your personal schedule in the app. Plus, a reminder: The early-bird registration rate for ONA19 ends on June 6. Prices go up thereafter, so now is the time to get a conference pass at the lowest rate and confirm your plans to join us for these learning and networking opportunities.

Werk It 2019: A Women’s Podcast Festival

Scheming to launch your own podcast? Already the boss of your show? Invest in your career and your content—get early bird tickets to Werk It 2019: two full days of panels, workshops and mentorship with the women leading the audio industry.

From the archives: Learn from award-winning work

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

As a showcase of the best digital journalism from the past two decades, the website for the Online Journalism Awards is a fantastic resource for inspiration and learning. If you are an educator, it’s an especially helpful reference for quality examples to share with students. It’s easy to look around. For example, find details about the General Excellence Award winners and finalists or explore the more than 500 organizations who have earned honors in the OJAs since 2000.

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