ONA Weekly #330: Misinformation And Accessibility Resources

By on October 14, 2020

Create guides on misinformation and accessibility

Applications are open for the second round of ONA Community Circles, small groups gathering virtually to tackle a specific issue in digital journalism. Two new groups will each take on one of two questions:

  • Project 1: How might we better handle misinformation around public health issues? 
  • Project 2: How might we ensure information access equity in our communities?

Sign up by Oct. 23. Participants will join an hour-long kickoff meeting the week of Oct. 26, and three to four 30-minute check-ins through Nov. 20.

Apply for the 2020 Challenge Fund by Oct. 28  

There are just two weeks left to finalize your applications for the 2020 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. We’re looking for journalism educators with ideas to partner with local news organizations and explore new ways of providing information to their communities. Winning projects will receive microgrants of up to $20,000. Explore the FAQ and learn more about how it works.

Register by Oct. 16 to vote for the ONA Board election

Your voice matters. Help shape the future of ONA’s leadership by voting in the 2021-22 ONA Board of Directors election. All active members as of Oct. 16 will be eligible to cast a ballot when voting opens on Oct. 20—check your standing now and get to know the eight candidates running for six open seats. 

The latest from ONA20 Everywhere

Our global journalism innovation festival has been packed with learning opportunities from the best and brightest in digital journalism. Recordings are available for all sessions. Register now to access the videos and three more days of live sessions. A few highlights from last week:

Coming soon: 2021 Women’s Leadership Accelerator

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Each year we welcome a cohort of women representing a range of backgrounds, expertise and newsrooms around the globe. Applications to the 2021 program open in late October, keep an eye on this newsletter for more info.

Upcoming events

Career opportunities

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

On our radar