ONA Weekly #304

By on April 15, 2020

Explore the ONA Industry Directory

The new ONA Industry Directory is a database of more than 300 organizations who have supported ONA’s mission to inspire and support innovation and excellence in digital journalism. Explore the archive to find newsroom tools, potential employers, academic programs, nonprofits and foundations.

For information on how to list your organization or update an existing listing, see the directory FAQ.

How students are covering the coronavirus outbreak

In addition to offering legal resources for student journalists, the Student Press Law Center is compiling impressive student coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. See how students are reacting to leaving college campuses and holding their administrations accountable.

Calling for Congress to support local news

ONA joined PEN America and more than 50 other organizations in a joint statement urging the U.S. Congress to include support for local news in the next coronavirus stimulus bill. “Community-specific news has never been more important to ensuring people’s well-being, yet many outlets will not survive COVID-19 without immediate economic help,” the letter states. Read the full statement.

What’s next for Community Circles

It’s been incredible to see how many of you want to be involved in ONA Community Circles. Since launching last week, we matched more than 200 people into 41 circles, conducted training for the first of three groups of volunteer hosts and started making introductions. As of today, we’ve reached maximum capacity and will shift our focus to supporting these circles as they start to connect in the coming weeks. If you didn’t get a chance to join during this round of sign-ups, complete the interest form and we’ll get in touch if we form additional groups.


Does your audience trust your #covid19 news?

At Trusting News, we want you to get credit for your public service journalism. We’ll show you (with language you can copy and paste) how to explain what makes your work credible and how to persuasively ask for financial support. Learn more. 

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.

Career opportunities

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

On our radar