ONA Weekly #344: Conferences And COVID-19 Decision Framework

By on January 27, 2021

Conferences and COVID-19: Decision framework

As restrictions on travel and gatherings went into effect last year, leaders at journalism organizations and associations looked to ONA for ideas to navigate critical decisions about in-person events. We created — and shared with peer organizations — a decision-making framework to monitor the crisis and inform planning. We recently refreshed it based on how the crisis and the response have evolved. If your team also plans events, review ONA’s decision framework. It includes considerations about the public health response, government actions, travel advisories, community feedback, peer organizations, social responsibility and financials.

2020 in review

The prevailing theme for 2020 was adapting and reimagining our work in the context of overlapping crises. At ONA, we developed training, meaningful collaborations and other resources to inspire the journalism community to embrace possibilities beyond the crises. We are honored to share the 2020 Retrospective — a look at our work and impact on journalism during a uniquely challenging year.

Evergreen content meets the magic of email automation

Don’t let your evergreen content rest in the folder of forgotten archives. With email automation and some creative planning, you can adapt them into a series of accessible, bite-sized emails to teach your readers something new. Mini email courses can be a great opportunity to showcase your content expertise, reach an underserved audience, engage your loyal readers in new ways and experiment with new features or niche topics.

Dig deeper: Use Email Automation to Deliver Mini-Courses and Activate your Archives (2019) — video recording and slides highlighting lessons from Pew Research Center, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed and The New Yorker

Career opportunities

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

On our radar

The radar is now open for suggestions. Have you written or read a piece lately that would benefit others in journalism? We’re interested in sharing insights on trends, how-to guides, lessons from a project and other inspiration for innovation in digital journalism.