ONA Weekly #483: Introducing The Office Hours Newsletter

By on October 18, 2023

Introducing the Office Hours newsletter

We’re launching a LinkedIn newsletter! Office Hours is a monthly newsletter that will include resources on navigating jobs and careers in digital journalism. Subscribe now to get the first issue this Friday, Oct. 20.

Your favorite conference swag

Sponsors at ONA’s annual conference do their best to bring exciting swag to their Midway booths. So we’re checking in – what do you find most useful or interesting in terms of conference giveaways? Respond to this email and we’ll pass on your thoughts while we and our sponsors plan for ONA24.

PS: If you’re thinking about supporting ONA24, contact Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz at jessica@journalists.org.


Freedom Forum announces 2023 journalism fellows

An ad that reads, "Chips Quinn Scholars, Freedom Forum: Congrats to our 2023 Chips Quinn Journalism Fellows."Congratulations to our Chips Quinn journalism fellows! This early career mentorship program from the Freedom Forum provides fellows with a paid trip to Washington, D.C., for training, an experienced mentor and a career stipend. Learn more here.

Explore startups to support your journalism

A promotional graphic that reads, "ONA23 Start-Up Alley."ONA23 is over, but anyone can explore the organizations featured there, including in the Start-Up Alley, at any time! Part of the annual ONA Midway, the Start-Up Alley showcases some of the newest thinking in media technology, tools and workforce space. See if one of these innovators can fill a need in your newsroom:

  • The Diversity Pledge Institute is solving the diversity pipeline problem by improving retention rates associated with diversity, equity and inclusion, and supporting journalists’ career growth with free services.
  • Forth is a newsfeed populated exclusively by journalists ranging from network correspondents to freelance reporters.
  • JournoDAO is a professional network where traditional journalists can collaborate with Web3 natives and learn from each other.
  • Legitimate provides an innovative suite of AI-powered tools extensively tested and refined with feedback from journalists worldwide.
  • N2 Media Holdings is reimagining local news reporting for the streaming age.
  • OpenOrigins is building the infrastructure to authenticate all content online to ensure you know what is human-made, unedited and real.
  • Outpost helps membership and subscription-driven publishers thrive by providing integrated technology services, helping publishers get new free subscribers, convert them to paid and retain them.
  • Study Hall is a membership community for freelancers and media professionals. OutVoice, which recently merged with Study Hall, helps publications find, onboard, manage and pay freelancers located anywhere.
  • Stylebot is a modern-day style guide that can answer writing and editing questions on Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google Chrome.
  • YESEO is a free plug-in for Slack that helps users with SEO best practices, reducing the time to craft a relevant headline and selecting the right keywords to use.

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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