ONA Weekly #331: Watch The ONA Board Candidates’ Forum

By on October 21, 2020

Today: Watch the ONA Board candidates’ forum

Tune in to the Board candidates forum today, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. ET. Eight candidates running for six open seats on the 2021-22 ONA Board of Directors will share their vision for ONA (recording available after the forum).

Voting is open now through Oct. 30. All ONA members as of Oct. 16 are eligible to vote. Learn more and cast your ballot.

Connect with peers on public health and information equality

The deadline to sign up for ONA Community Circles is Oct. 23. These small discussion groups are tackling specific issues in digital journalism, with this round focusing on 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?

Each group will be assigned a trained host who will help steer discussions and facilitate the production of resource materials for the journalism community.

Explore RCFP’s Election Legal Guide

For journalists covering the U.S. presidential election: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’ Election Legal Guide walks you through your rights to access documents like ballots and voter rolls, plus how the initial ballot count and recount process works in some battleground states. If you have questions or need help, RCFP’s Legal Defense Hotline will remain open through Election Day. Call 1-800-336-4243 or email hotline@rcfp.org.

Educators and local journos: Funding to hack the curriculum 

The 2020 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education is all about hacking the journalism curriculum by partnering with local news organizations. Previous projects include community data journalism initiatives, testing the effectiveness of billboards and inviting citizens into FOIA requests. Get your application in by Oct. 28 to receive a share of $200,000. 

ONA20 sessions available for replay

Live ONA20 Everywhere sessions wrapped on Oct. 16, but the learning and networking continues! We recorded every session, and the videos are available for replay—just register to watch. All registered attendees will also have access to our virtual networking platform Grip, which will remain active until the end of the year, so you can continue to discover and connect with new people.

Upcoming events

Career opportunities

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

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