ONA Weekly #260

By on May 29, 2019

Connect with Journalism 360

The Journalism 360 community includes digital journalists and creators from around the world leading the way to expand the use of immersive technology for news. Whether you are experienced at immersive journalism or curious to get started, join the conversation in the Facebook group. Recent topics covered include a call for input to a 360/VR guidebookspecializing in interactive 360 video formats and the latest piece by Journalism 360 Challenge winner Anchorage Daily News.

Your deadlines next week

Don’t miss these two opportunities closing in one week! First, submissions are due June 6 for the 2019 OJAs. This year’s awards feature 37 awards, including 15 with a total of $62,500 in cash prizes. Then, early-bird registration for ONA19 will close on June 7. Sessions this year cover topics such as editorial experiments to develop audience strategy, monetizing effective newsletters and how to future-proof your career journalism.

Help us find a new staff member!

We are seeking a Program Manager to focus on the Online Journalism Awards and several grant-making programs. The ideal team member would bring fantastic attention to detail, project management skills and enthusiasm to improve or design new processes for submissions, application reviews and distribution of funds. Share this opportunity with someone who would be a great fit.

Get (free) help earning trust

Does your community know why your journalism is valuable and what makes it credible? It’s up to journalists to earn trust, not just hope for it. Give our coaches 30 minutes, and we’ll give you strategies customized for your newsroom.

From the archives: Looking back at the first OJAs

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

Winners of the inaugural Online Journalism Awards were announced in December 2000 at an awards ceremony that highlighted journalist Kurt Andersen as the featured speaker. The first contest, administered by ONA and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, drew entries from more than 200 news organizations. Winners and finalists included Salon, Associated Press, CNET, The Albuquerque Tribune and American RadioWorks (now APM Reports). Back then, entries were from English language outlets, but today the submissions pool is multilingual and includes work from over 30 countries.

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:

Apply to North American GNI Innovation Challenge by July 15

Google has launched an Innovation Challenge in North America with a goal of supporting local publishers that drive digital innovation in journalism. A panel will evaluate the submissions and support selected projects up to $300,000 or 70% of the total project cost. Learn more and apply today.

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