ONA Weekly #379: See Who’s Coming To ONA Insights + Honoring Samar Abu Elouf

By on September 29, 2021

The schedule is up! See who’s coming to ONA Insights

We are excited for you to check out the lineup of sessions and speakers for ONA Insights, Oct. 14–15 in Philadelphia, with select sessions available to join online. We look forward to everyone contributing to these conversations on approaches to audience development, product and work culture.

Speakers include:

Register now or apply for a scholarship to join specialists and strategy leaders from Knight Foundation, American Press Institute, Resolve Philly, Center for Public Integrity, Chattanooga Times Free Press, SmartNews, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Detroit Free Press and Chalkbeat.

Please note: We’re requiring all participants in Philadelphia to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and to wear face masks indoors. Review the FAQs on our safety measures and reach out with any questions any time by emailing support@journalists.org.


Education Reporting Fellowships: $10K for Stories

EWA aims to fuel ambitious reporting projects on education. Use of funding is flexible. Journalists from all beats are welcome. Let us help you make your dream project a reality. Deadline Oct. 12. Questions? Start here!

Oct. 4: Get to know your ONA Board candidates

Mark your calendar to join our next virtual event Oct. 4, 12 p.m. EDT (16:00 UTC): Digital Journalism Insights from the 2022-23 ONA Board Candidates. We are pleased to have 11 candidates running for six open seats on the Board of Directors. This event is a great opportunity to hear about how they approach some of the most pressing issues for digital journalists and more context on their motivation to serve on the ONA Board.

Voting is open for ONA members now through Oct. 18. Learn more about the election process.

Honoring courageous reporting in the Gaza Strip

Palestinian photographer Samar Abu Elouf is the 2021 recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, a collaboration between the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation and ONA to honor independent journalists who produce exceptional reporting under the most challenging conditions. Samar resides and reports on many events in the Gaza Strip, including stories around gender and the consequences of war.

The selection committee was impressed with her moral courage, empathy and ability to provide a “window into everyday life” in a region that’s often portrayed in terms of devastation and destruction. One committee member said, “The stakes are against her in every way—as a Palestinian, a woman, a mother, and living in war. But still, she captures the humanity of one of the most difficult places in the world.” Learn more about the James Foley award.

Important dates

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.
Join as an ONA member or make a donation to help sustain ONA’s mission to inspire and support innovation in digital journalism. If you’re looking to promote an event, product, job opening or other opportunity, explore options to reach the ONA community.

We also rely on philanthropic and corporate support. Contact Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz at jessica@journalists.org to learn about the many ways to invest in our mission.