ONA Weekly #389: Kelsey Proud Joins ONA As Learning Director

By on December 8, 2021

Kelsey Proud joins ONA as Learning Director

We are thrilled to announce that Kelsey Proud is ONA’s first Learning Director. Kelsey is an expert in newsroom training and community engagement with significant experience in public media. As Learning Director, she will oversee the strategy and implementation of a wide range of innovative training and community engagement activities, including our annual conference and the Women’s Leadership Accelerator. Her first day is Monday, Dec. 13. Read the full announcement and join us in welcoming Kelsey to her new role in the ONA community.

Dec. 9: Community meetup for XR professionals

If you’re passionate about using XR technologies for news storytelling or looking to experiment, don’t miss the ONA XR Community Meetup this Thursday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. EST (19:00 UTC). This event is participatory, not a webinar. You will experience a series of fast-paced breakout sessions to network and share ideas with other digital journalists focused on XR. Register now.


Download the new eBook: Tomorrow’s Newsroom Today

The new ebook from SnapStream, Tomorrow’s Newsroom Today offers expert opinions about the challenges facing the news industry and how to tackle them.

8 ideas to empower your team

Newsroom managers: As you plan for 2022, what practices are you holding on to or introducing to encourage career growth and innovation on your team? Consider these eight ideas from our recent series of leadership conversations with alums of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator. Speakers shared stories from their leadership journeys and strategies for advocating for yourself and your team. Recordings are available for all three learning sessions. Register to access the series on demand.

ICYMI: Let’s celebrate your journalism mentors

Once again, we are dedicating space in this newsletter to celebrate and give thanks to journalism mentors as the year winds down. Reply to this email with 1-3 sentences about someone who has made a difference in your work and career this year as a mentor. Be sure to include their name. We are especially interested in hearing about specific actions or techniques that were helpful that others might be inspired to try. We’ll include as many responses as we can in an upcoming issue.

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

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