ONA Weekly #454: Executive Women Leaders Salon Applications Are Open

By on March 29, 2023

Apply for the Executive Women Leaders SalonTwo women are shown in conversation in front of a white board with colorful post-it notes on it.

Applications are open for ONA’s Executive Women Leaders Salon, a three-part conversation series designed to create a connecting space for women in executive digital journalism leadership. At this inspiring event series, selected attendees will network and develop skills around cultivating organizational resilience, find creative ways to support the professional development and growth of their teams and work through their unique challenges and opportunities for development and success.

Spots are limited, so apply now before registration closes ahead of the first session on April 25. If you’re not already an ONA member, become a member and save half off the cost of registration. To find out more, read the program FAQ.

Last call: Join today’s meetup on newsletter metrics!An our of focus computer screen is shown with a plant with green leaves in the forefront

Join ONA today at 3 p.m. EDT for an idea swap for newsletter professionals about metrics and tracking success. At this event you’ll meet up with others working on newsletter strategy and share ideas in a series of fast-paced breakout discussions. Bring an idea or two to share, and expect to leave with a bunch of new ideas from your peers. Anyone is welcome, but ONA members can register for this event for free! 

Can’t make it today? We’re hosting more newsletter meetup events throughout this year.


Goodbye Excel, Hi Desk-Net!

Introducing Desk-Net – the story planner specifically designed for newsrooms.

  • Plan the right content at the right time for the right audience.
  • Allocate and send assignments directly from the tool.
  • Integrate with your media tech stack.
More on the ONA HBCU Digital Media FellowshipFive HBCU Digital Media Fellows pose together for the camera

Up to five students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will receive hands-on experience during the 2023 Online News Association Conference in Philadelphia (#ONA23). The ONA HBCU Digital Media Fellowship, led by mentor Michael Grant, is centered on a highly engaged conference experience focusing on the evolving nature of online journalism. Fellows will create multimedia packages, participate in networking and receive training from industry leaders. They will also receive free registration and travel for ONA23 and a one-year ONA student membership. 

To learn more about the fellowship and what’s to be expected, revisit this 2018 episode of the ONA on Air podcast. Apply to become a fellow by April 13.

From our partners: Apply to the #Maynard200 Fellowship

The #Maynard200 Fellowship provides two weeks of training and a year of mentorship for mid-career storytellers, executive leaders, frontline editors or managers and media entrepreneurs/product developers of diverse backgrounds. Apply by March 31.

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

P.S. from the ONA team

  • ONA CEO and Executive Director LaSharah S. Bunting will be moderating a panel at this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism. Join her in Austin or virtually on April 15 at 3:30 p.m. CDT for the session “How to respond to news avoidance and reconnect with audiences through new approaches.”

Directory spotlight

ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Learn digital strategy, AR/VR and emerging media, investigative journalism and more. The Cronkite School’s graduate programs meet you where you are: in Phoenix, Los Angeles or entirely online.

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

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