ONA Weekly #458: Updated Playbook To Combat Misinformation

By on April 26, 2023

Updated playbook to combat misinformation

Originally published in 2021, our COVID-19 Misinformation Playbook, a collection of tip sheets, source lists, explainers and other materials spanning public health reporting for journalists and newsrooms, has been updated. 

This resource is designed to help journalists and newsrooms quickly pinpoint COVID-19 facts and misinformation and should serve as both a resource for COVID-19 coverage and a blueprint for how to pull together similar resources for future public health emergencies. Learn how the updated guide, supported by 3M, can help improve your reporting

We want to hear from you as we finalize the playbook. Submit your own suggestions of resources and experts by May 31.

New OJA category: Excellence in Technology Reporting

This year’s Online Journalism Awards (#OJA23) include six new and updated categories, including Excellence in Technology Reporting.

Entries in this category may address all aspects of technology including culture, policy and economic impact and can include investigations, analysis and profiles. Reporting through a variety of formats is eligible for this award. 

Explore this and 22 more award categories. Entries are due May 25.

What to watch for
  • ONA is hosting its first in-person event of the year, How audience engagement teams can adjust to changes at Twitter and Meta, on May 23. You’ll hear from DC-area newsroom audience teams and meet and swap ideas with fellow ONA DC community members.

  • While you wait for ONA23 registration to open, learn about pass options for organizations of different sizes and all the details on Early Bird rates, group discounts, tickets to the OJAs and more.

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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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.