ONA Weekly #402: Meet The 2022 Women’s Leadership Accelerator Cohort

By on March 16, 2022

Meet the 2022 Women’s Leadership Accelerator cohort

We are honored to introduce the 2022 cohort of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator (#ONAWLA). The accelerator is a yearlong program designed to advance the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation, and connect them to a career-long community of support. The 2022 program is tuition-free thanks to lead funder Dow Jones Foundation, with additional support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Inasmuch Foundation, the Tiffany Shackelford Foundation and Otter.ai.

The 26 women selected for the 2022 cohort represent six countries and serve audiences from Birmingham, Alabama, to Johannesburg, South Africa. The majority of this inspiring group identify as women of color, and they bring to the cohort a range of journalism backgrounds with expertises ranging from local news to product innovation.

Meet the 2022 WLA cohort


New Grants for Journalists & Producers!

The Greater Good Science Center is offering grants of $5,000 to $50,000 to report and produce stories on “intellectual humility,” a focus of cutting-edge research with huge social relevance. Learn more and apply today! Deadline: March 31.

The pipeline isn’t the problem

It’s time to hold up the mirror and examine how we can collectively improve the journalism industry’s hiring practices through the lens of inclusivity, diversity and belonging. Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 2 p.m. EDT (18:00 UTC) for a workshop unpacking the nonexistent “pipeline problem” and co-creating hiring strategies that are more equitable and effective. Recruiters, hiring managers, leadership and anyone with a stake in building better hiring practices for newsrooms are welcome to attend. Register now.

RSVP to ONA Career Day

Career Day is just two weeks away on March 31! Registration is open to all regardless of ONA membership. We are excited to gather journalism community members exploring job opportunities, fellowships, internships and academic programs to connect directly with recruiters, get resume help and access curated resources for career development. Participating recruiters include representatives from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hearst Newspapers and Hearst Television, New York Public Radio, Nerdwallet, Digiday, The Wall Street Journal and more.

Recruiters: It’s not too late to join the event. Sign up by March 22 to recruit at ONA Career Day.

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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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