ONA Weekly #407: New OJA Honor For Science Journalism

By on April 20, 2022

Special reminder: This is the last call for ONA22 session ideas. The Suggestion Box closes Thursday, April 21, 9 p.m. EDT (01:00 UTC). Submit your pitches.

New OJA honor for science journalism

Exciting news: The Online Journalism Awards will feature a total of $21,000 in cash prizes over three years for winners of the 3M Truth in Science Award, thanks to a new partnership between 3M and ONA to support journalists and address misinformation. The award will honor science journalism that demonstrates excellence in educating and engaging audiences across issues such as health and wellness, climate change, STEM education and careers, scientific innovation and the role of science in society.

Submissions for the 2022 OJAs open May 5. Check out the 2021 finalists as you get ready to share your best work from the past year.

Get ready for ONA22 registration

Our annual conference gathers the journalism community for a powerful experience that leaves attendees with one dominant feeling: “I’ve found my people.” The conference is also the main fundraiser that supports the resources we provide throughout the year. For ONA22, we are introducing a few changes to registration to make attendance more accessible while sustaining our nonprofit mission. Learn about our approach to ONA22 registration, including pass options for organizations of different sizes and all the details on early bird rates, group discounts, tickets to the awards ceremony and more.

For updates on opportunities to contribute to the conference, including volunteer positions, sign up for the ONA22 newsletter. The next issue is on April 28.


Happy first birthday to The Collective!

We’re celebrating one year of community, real talk and advice — by journalists of color, for journalists of color (and their allies). Sign up for Poynter’s newsletter to get exclusive Q&As with industry-leading journalists of color. Join for Year Two

“We just don’t have time for false equivalencies right now.”

Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief and ONA board member Versha Sharma joined Maynard Institute Co-Executive Director Martin G. Reynolds for the latest episode of Belonging in the News (#JournoBelonging). The wide-ranging conversation touched on the power of representation, building coalitions, leadership lessons and more. If you missed it, you can still register to access a video recording.

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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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ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, focusing on stories with the potential to spur real-world impact.

Dozens of technology companies, foundations, consultants and journalism organizations contribute to ONA’s mission throughout the year. Explore our Industry Directory to discover new tools and potential partners, or learn how to get listed.

Support ONA

There are many ways to help sustain ONA’s mission to inspire and support innovation in digital journalism.