ONA Weekly #420: Thank You, Irving Washington

By on July 27, 2022

Thank you, Irving Washington

Irving Washington at ONA19

Irving Washington will be leaving ONA in December 2022, after 11 years of service to ONA, including six years as our CEO. As Board President David Smydra put it, Irving’s contribution to ONA has been “extraordinary” and “the most inspiring.” Learn about Irving’s impact and what’s next for ONA in this transition of seasons.

Secure your Instagram, LinkedIn and cell phone

We’ve reached the final two episodes of our #DigitalSafetySnacks series with PEN America and IWMF. This week, get expert tips to reign in the private information that might be more public than you intended on Instagram and LinkedIn. Plus, don’t forget about securing your device itself.

Viktorya Vilk, Program Director, Digital Safety and Free Expression, at PEN America, and Harlo Holmes, Director of Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation, will also be available to talk through the guidance and answer questions this Thursday, July 28, 12 p.m. EDT. Register now for the workshop.

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Celebrate behind-the-scenes colleagues

Nominations for the 2022 ONA Community Award are due today, Wednesday, July 27, 11:59 p.m. EDT (3:59 UTC). This award is an opportunity to honor the journalism innovators and community builders who work behind the scenes to enable digital journalists to do greater work. Recent winners have included the community managers of ICFJ’s Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, Next Generation Radio Founder Doug Mitchell and the JOC Slack administrators

Final reminder: Early Bird offers for ONA22

This is it! Thursday, July 28, is the last chance to grab ONA22 conference passes at the Early Bird rates. Passes to attend in-person in Los Angeles are available to ONA members at a generous discount, starting from $399 depending on organization size. Non-member passes are $849 at the Early Bird rate and go up to $949 on July 29. See your options and register today.

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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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