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Toast the holidays with ONA Local

By on November 27, 2019

ONA Local groups are gearing up for their annual holiday parties! Tis the season to snack, chat and toast to another year of hard work in digital journalism. Mark your calendars for an upcoming event near you, and be sure to sign up for updates to get notifications about future gatherings.

  • Dec. 4: ONA Detroit: Holiday Mixer, Google Detroit Office. Meet others, share some food and toast the end of another year in the biz. Plus, this event will kickstart planning for 2020; chime in with your ideas for training and networking events the group should organize. Google representatives will also be demonstrating some of their tools for journalists.
  • Dec. 4: ONA DC: Holiday Party, Hawthorne. ONA DC is expecting another large turnout for their annual holiday get-together. Bring friends and tell your media pals.
  • Dec. 6: ONA Hawaii: Journalism Groups Unite, Atherton Studio at Hawaii Public Radio. ONA Hawaii, AAJA Hawaii, Society of Professional Journalists, Hawaii Chapter and AHAHUI are co-hosting a mixer to help group members get to know each other. Join for an evening of fellowship and networking.
  • Dec. 11: ONA Cincinnati: Holiday Mixer, Revel OTR Urban Winery. ONA Cincinnati is teaming up with the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists and the Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists for a holiday mixer! There will be drink specials on locally made wines, as well as winery tours and jazz to enjoy.
  • Dec. 11: ONA NYC: Holiday Party, The Playwright Irish Pub. Eat, drink and be merry at ONA NYC’s Holiday Party. Tickets are $10, and cover a drink and appetizers. Journalists from across the metro area are welcome to attend.
  • Dec. 12: ONA SF: Bay Area Holiday Mixer, The Lede (Sold Out). Come mingle, network and celebrate with your fellow Bay Area media colleagues! This event is co-hosted by AAJA-SF, NAHJ Bay Area, ONA SF, SPJ NorCal, SAJA, NAJA, Video Consortium Bay Area, Women Photograph, and Brown Girls Doc Mafia.
  • Dec. 12: ONA South Florida: Journalism Holiday Mixer, The Balcony. Co-hosted by SPJ Florida, NAHJ SFL, ONA, NABJ-South Florida, AHCJ and NPPA, there will be drink tickets for the first 25 attendees.
  • Dec. 15: ONA LA: Winter Karaoke Party, Max Karaoke Studio. You’ve worked hard this year, so join ONA LA for a couple hours of karaoke in Little Tokyo. Have fun while networking!
  • Dec. 17: ONA NJ: So Long, 2019!, Ah’ Pizza. Eat pizza with ONA NJ as they say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020!
  • Dec. 18: ONA SF: Second Bay Area Holiday Mixer, Pacific Media Workers Guild. After ONA SF’s initial holiday party sold out in a matter of hours, they decided to schedule a second event! Join them at the annual Guild Holiday Party in special honor of Carl Hall and Kat Anderson for their leadership and years of service to the Guild. Admission is free, drinks and food provided!

Keep an eye on this page — we’ll continue to update as more parties are announced!

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