ONA Weekly #470: More OJAs Prize Money

By on July 19, 2023

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We’re excited to announce continued support from SmartNews for the Online Journalism Awards. This partnership will allow us to award $60,000 in cash prizes over three years to the winners in the General Excellence category of the OJAs.

The ONA community will celebrate winners and finalists in the 2023 awards on Aug. 26 at the 2023 Online Journalism Awards Ceremony and Banquet. Attending the OJAs is the best way to close out ONA23: Philadelphia – join us there by adding a ticket to your ONA23 registration.

Reminder: Board nominations due July 20

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Review the criteria for nominees and the required forms. ONA members, send in nominations by July 20.

What’s next? We’ll announce the candidates on Aug. 2, the date to join or renew your ONA membership is Aug. 10, and voting begins for members on Aug. 14.

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Revisit our artificial intelligence event

More than 100 people joined last week’s virtual event on using AI in newsrooms. We’ve compiled a video of the panel discussion, takeaways from four breakout conversations and dozens of resources to help you experiment with AI tools in your own work. 

Explore the event recap, then let’s keep the conversation going. Join our Slack community and hop over to the #artificial-intelligence channel!

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ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs, fellowships and internships in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

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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.

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