ONA Weekly #408: Empowering Civic Engagement

By on April 27, 2022

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Replay: Empowering civic engagement

Local media outlets have the power not only to inform communities, but also to move people to take action on the issues they learn about in the news. ONA organized a session at the International Journalism Festival that highlighted perspectives from Canada, Greece, Italy and the United States on engaging news audiences from consumption to action.

  • Watch now: How local news can empower civic engagement and the fight against misinformation
  • Featured speakers: Marianna Bruschi, journalist at GEDI Gruppo Editoriale and ONA Italia member; Candice Fortman, Executive Editor of Outlier Media; Anita Li, Founder and CEO of The Green Line and ONA board member; Tassos Morfis, Founder of Project Epsilon, and Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of AthensLive

Get ready for the 2022 OJAs

The call for submissions for this year’s Online Journalism Awards will open Thursday, May 5. The 2022 OJAs are open to work published between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022. We will announce new categories next week. Review the rules and eligibility and explore for the 2021 winners and finalists for inspiration as you start gathering notes about your favorite projects.

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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