ONA Weekly #405: Belonging In The News With Versha Sharma

By on April 6, 2022

Belonging in the News with Versha Sharma

Versha Sharma's headshotMark your calendar: Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief and ONA board member Versha Sharma is the next guest in the Belonging in the News series, live online April 13, 3 p.m. EDT (19:00 UTC). The series is part of our Vision25 collaboration with the Maynard Institute and OpenNews to build racial equity in newsrooms and establish institutions of belonging. Register now for Belonging in the News, Episode 7, a conversation on power, agency and what it’s like to be the “first.”

How we select conference sessions

Flashing light bulbPitches start a conversation. Ideas shared in the ONA22 Suggestion Box so far include sessions on engaging communities in environmental news, data collaborations and flexible publishing platforms.

The volunteer ONA22 Program Team — a diverse group of journalism professionals and technologists — reviews each and every submission. They consider innovative approaches, speaker diversity and how the session formats would contribute learning for in-person and remote attendees. From the “short list,” we sometimes combine sessions on similar issues or ask submitters to include another presenter to their roster. Get the full scoop on the Suggestion Box process and submit ONA22 pitches by April 21.

Last call: Apply to be ONA’s Early Career Board Officer

Being part of the ONA board of directors is a uniquely valuable experience for students and professionals just getting started in their journalism career journey. Apply by Thursday, April 7, for the new role of Early Career Board Officer. While building leadership experience and influence, the officer will have the opportunity to contribute to ONA programs and especially how we serve other early career journalists.

Mix and mingle with journalists with similar interests 

The ONA San Francisco and ONA Los Angeles groups are hosting a fun, online mixer on Thursday, April 7, starting at 6 p.m. PDT. Journalists from anywhere are welcome. The event will feature virtual lounges for casual mingling, plus space for specific conversation topics. Register now.

Share your resume, boost your search

We are grateful to everyone who made ONA Career Day a success. Hundreds of you showed up to provide resume help, share your career goals, interview candidates and connect on the tricky challenges of navigating a career in journalism. If you missed the event, submit your information through the Resume Drop by Friday, April 8. We will share it with recruiting organizations for follow-up and to schedule interviews.

On the calendar

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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