ONA Weekly #266

By on July 10, 2019

Honoring behind-the-scenes leadership

We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 ONA Community Award! Tell us about the colleagues working behind the scenes who have made outsized contributions to online journalism, particularly by creating tools or work environments that enable digital journalists to do their best work. ONA members: Submit nominations now through July 24, 11:59 p.m. EDT. The winner will be honored at the 2019 Online Journalism Awards Ceremony, Sept. 14 in New Orleans.

Last call to join the MJ Bear Fellowship

Journalists under 30: Do you have an hour today to invest in your career? Apply to join the 2019 MJ Bear Fellowship, which honors rising stars who are leading innovative digital projects. With support from Microsoft News, the fellowship provides coaching to help further develop a digital project, an expenses-paid trip to speak at ONA19 and three years of ONA membership. Tell us who you are, what you’re doing and what you want from the fellowship; the deadline is this Thursday, July 11, 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Summer media mixer in New York City!

If you’re in the New York City area, join ONA NYC’s annual summer mixer July 25. A great opportunity to connect with other digital journalists, the event will also feature a series of lightning talks by Tim Herrera, Founding Editor of Smarter Living, The New York Times; Phoebe Gavin, Editorial Director of Growth, Quartz; Lainna Fader, Director of Audience Development, The New Yorker; and Ajay Chainani, Engineer, and Sarah Schmalbach, Product Director, Lenfest Local Lab.

Gain leadership skills your newsroom needs

ASNE’s free Emerging Leaders Institute training offers mid-level managers the tools needed to grow as news industry leaders. With a generous travel stipend and the opportunity to make lasting connections with other industry leadership, what are you waiting for?

From the archives: Create an empathetic newsroom stylebook 

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

As you cover stories about Jeffrey Epstein, allegations of assaults on migrant children, the World Cup, LGBT pride and more, is your newsroom stylebook up to date with language preferences and thoughtful considerations for the communities you are covering? Explore these resources from ONA15 to help your work reflect thoughtful news gathering.

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.


ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

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